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PV equipment specialist, centrotherm reported first quarter 2014 revenue of €39.5 million of which around 50% was attributed to payments on its turnkey polysilicon plant being built for Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) in Qatar.
Taiwan-based PV module manufacturer, Motech Industries reported March 2014 revenue of NT$2,002 million (US$66.5 million), up over 24% from the same period a year ago.
SolarWorld’s restructuring savings and payments from Bosch for taking over its PV manufacturing operations have led to a significant reduction in losses but failed in the first quarter to prevent a small sales decline, despite significant product shipment increase.
Major PVEP (Photovoltaics Energy Provider), First Solar is to provide turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor services to EDF Renewable Energy in California.
JinkoSolar has reiterated that PV product shipments in the first quarter of 2014 remained seasonally down yet capacity expansions and its downstream PV project business would result in further shipment growth in 2014.
India’s largest power producer, NTPC, has announced the completion of a 50MW solar power project.
JinkoSolar has inked a major PV module supply agreement with Enel Green Power (EGP) to provide 100MW to two PV power plants being built in Chile.
Materials specialist Krempel Group said it recently received Japan’s JET certification for its black PV fluoropolymer backsheet laminate as well as obtaining TÜV certification for differently coloured fluoropolymer-based backsheets.
Solar cell, module and system provider, Hanwha Q Cells has supplied modules for Lark Energy’s Ellough solar power plant.
Solar energy installer SolarCity has announced it is now taking orders for installations in the US state of Nevada.
The silicon thin-film market is set for continued decline, according to a new report by EnergyTrend.
The National Bank of Canada is providing US$105.4 million in short-term construction finance to major PVEP, Canadian Solar for three PV power plants being built in Ontario totalling around 30MW.
Market research firm, IHS has published its PV module supplier rankings for 2013, highlighting the continued dominance of Chinese producers but resurgence from two major Japanese firms.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has dropped an initial request by the United States to set up a panel to review the controversial domestic content requirement in India’s national solar programme.
Struggling 3W Power/AEG Power Solutions reported a 2013 full-year loss of €30.4 million on revenue of US$271 million, down over 29% from the previous year.