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Sharp has announced that it will cease solar PV production at its Wrexham manufacturing plant in February 2014.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is making a US$13 million investment in five separate projects designed to improve manufacturing competitiveness in the domestic solar industry.
PV project developer, Sybac, has taken steps through TÜV Rheinland to ensure four large-scale power plants totalling 54MW have been fully optimised and meet highest quality standards for investors and owners.
Following a trade dispute and ruling by the WTO, Ontario has scrapped its domestic content requirement for wind and solar projects.
The IFC, part of the World Bank, has signed an agreement with China’s Chint Group to develop solar farms and supply chains in emerging markets.
An existing customer of Meyer Burger based in Asia has placed orders with the company worth CHF15 million (US$16.8 million). The delivery is expected to be completed in the first quarter 2014.
Philip Fan, independent director and board member at Suntech Power Holdings, has resigned his position with immediate effect, according to an SEC filing.
A multi-million euro investment is being made by China-based start-up, Nanjing Sunport Power Co. Ltd., in purchasing a complete, back-contact PV module assembly lines from Dutch manufacturer, Eurotron.
China-based thin-film module producer, Astronergy, is to buy Conergy’s Frankfurt modules factory.
Tier one PV energy provider (PVEP), Canadian Solar, has said that due to the scale of planned PV power plant projects in China, module demand is expected to exceed 10GW in 2014.
The Suntech module brand will stay in use after the long-running acquisition of the firm’s manufacturing arm is completed, Shunfeng executive chairman Zhang Yi has told PV Tech.
PV project developer, Strata Solar has secured a 160MW module supply deal with China-based BYD that includes the supply of batteries that will be used with some its utility-scale projects planned for 2014.
Masdar PV said that the first of its custom-sized a-Si thin-film modules have been shipped and installed for a BIPV project in Sweden.
CIGS thin-film specialist, Solarion has started production of a foil-backed flexible thin-film module with ratings of between 65 and 80 Watt.
Major tier one PV manufacturer, Trina Solar, has accepted the resignation of its chief financial officer (CFO), Terry Wang, effective January 10, 2014 .