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Hanwha SolarOne is shifting its position in the PV industry in an attempt to improve its business opportunities and financial condition in light of its slow recovery, compared to tier 1 Chinese rivals.
The RMB3 billion (US$492 million) bid from Shunfeng Photovoltaic International for Suntech’s manufacturing arm has been accepted by the administrator of the flailing firm.
The joint secretary for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Shri Tarun Kapoor said invitations for tenders for the 4GW mega solar project in India will begin in a few months.
Specialist encapsulant supplier, STR Holdings, continues to struggle following the loss of its major customer, First Solar, last year, as third quarter sales continued to decline, forcing further plant closures and restructuring efforts.
Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has announced two module supply agreements totalling 34.3MW in Turkey and in China.
Yingli Green Energy has reported third quarter 2013 revenue of US$596.3 million and net loss of US$38.5 million as PV module shipments increased 5.1%.
Module manufacturer aleo solar has announced that its nine-month revenue for 2013 was €99.1 million (US$132.7 million) a fall of 55.5% compared to the same period last year.
China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has awarded accreditation to Trina Solar’s State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology.
Impacted by its financial woes and ingoing restructuring, SolarWorld said that PV product shipments within its German domestic market continued to decline in the third quarter of 2013.
Canadian Solar has confirmed to PV Tech that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Punjab for future solar developments.
Global capital spending in the PV industry is expected to increase at a higher rate than previously expected, says market research firm IHS.
JA Solar is supplying 70MW of modules to China-based system integrator, Shanghai CSET Co for several major commercial rooftop projects in the country.
The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) and Germany-based FHR Anlagenbau announced a collaboration to develop high-performance Transparent Conductive Oxide (TCO) coatings.
Chinese module manufacturer JinkoSolar has had its polycrystalline products certified by the independent UK-based engineering consultancy OST Energy.
German research and development institute Fraunhofer Centre for Silicon Photovoltaics (Franuhofer CSP) has announced that it will develop an LED-based solar simulator with Wavelabs Solar Metrology Systems after the two companies signed a cooperation agreement.