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Adding to the TÜV certification for a rated voltage up to 1000V, Multi-Contact’s junction box, dubbed Westlake, has successfully passed the UL tests for up to 1000V.
Challenging competitive market conditions in Europe are forcing SunPower to re-evaluate its business strategy in the region after sales shrank and its European operations were loss-making in the third quarter of 2012.
Motech Industries is in talks over the potential purchase of rival Taiwanese PV manufacturer Neo Solar Power Corporation, according to media reports.
A series of Suntech Power Holdings models have passed potential-induced degradation (PID) tests with flying colours.
PV installations in Southeast Asia are expected to grow at 50% annually over the next five years, bringing cumulative installations close to 5GW by 2016, according to the latest report from market researcher IHS.
Solar module installations in Germany rebounded significantly in September, according to the latest figures from the German Federal Network Agency.
Solar Planet Power, PV installers based in Ohio, US, has commissioned several ground-mounted and rooftop PV projects at elementary and high schools located in West Jefferson and Blacklick, Ohio.
Struggling concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) manufacturer Amonix has announced a module efficiency rating of 34.2%, as confirmed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Shanghai-based module manufacturer JinkoSolar has announced it has supplied 5.7MW of PV modules to an 11.6MW solar power station in Germany.
Sales of solar modules at Kyocera declined in the first six months of its 2013 financial year, compared to the same period a year ago.
The PV module market should return to profitability in the third quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market researchers IHS iSuppli.
Mounting losses expected to top ¥765 billion (US$9.6 billion) and a dash to cut costs across all operations has led to Panasonic halting further capital expenditure and expansion plans indefinitely at its new PV module plant in Malaysia.
A planned restructuring of Panasonic may see its production of solar panels, small lithium batteries and other products curtailed in response to low demand and low profitability, according to reports.
Linuo Power has announced the launch of Solarsafe – an insurance agreement supplying customers with a 25-year irrevocable warranty and promise of transferable beneficiary. This warranty for solar modules has been supplied by AON-COFCO.
Modules by China-based Talesun have received the VDE accreditation from TÜV Rheinland. The IEC61701 and IEC62716 certificates were awarded for both salt mist corrosion and PID (potential induced degradation) tests to measure the degradation in performance at 85°C.