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Engineering advisory firm DNV GL has signed an agreement to acquire PV Evolution Labs (PVEL).
UK industry group the Solar Trade Association (STA) has issued a briefing note to its members, warning them of the dangers of purchasing modules that appear to have evaded the imposition of EU solar duties.
US thin-film developer First Solar will host its analyst day on Wednesday, at which Deutsche Bank expects the company to offer “upbeat” targets for the coming years up to 2016.
Major tier one PV manufacturer JA Solar reported better than guided shipments for the fourth quarter of 2013, while ending two years of quarterly losses on revenue of US$357.3 million.
Yingli Solar will provide Solarcentury with 10MW of modules for a project on the Isle of Sheppey in the UK.
The US and China are close to opening formal negotiations based on the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) draft settlement of the ongoing solar trade dispute between the two countries, according to officials from both sides.
At GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) ‘New Product and Technology Briefing’ the company provided further insight into its “game-changing” ‘Merlin’ cell metallization and interconnect technology, which the company said it expected first customer purchase orders in the second-half of 2014. The company projected a possible US$1 billion sales market for the technology by 2018.
Shunfeng Photovoltaics has announced a second delay to its acquisition of Wuxi Suntech.
Those looking to invest in the construction of solar farms in Europe should be wary of attempting to circumvent the EU-China solar trade agreement, a major EPC and consultancy firm has warned.
Dubbed ‘Merlin,’ GT Advanced Technologies has launched a c-Si solar cell metallisation and interconnect technology that it claims will boost conversion efficiencies while lowering production costs via significantly reduced silver paste consumption.
Bosch has said that its PV module assembly plant in Vénissieux, France is near being sold as talks with an unidentified potential investor were described as having reached “an advanced stage”.
The Swiss Federal Council has approved changes to the country’s energy regulations that will allow small PV system owners to consume the electricity they generate.
Having dropped organic solar cells (OPV) that used fullerenes as the acceptor materials, imec has reported in ‘Nature Communications’ that it has produced a fullerene-free OPV cell with a record conversion efficiency of 8.4% and a 156cm2 module with a conversion efficiency of 5.3%.
Taiwan-based PV module manufacturer, Motech Industries reported February 2014 revenue of NT$1,903 million (US$62.8 million), up over 90% from the same period a year ago.
The MoU is for 7.5GW of solar installations, with 5GW in the region of Ladakh and 2.5GW in the town of Kargil.