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  • David Walker, CEO of DNV GL - Energy (left) and Jenya Meydbray, CEO of PVEL (right), shake hands after agreeing to a deal in which DNV GL will acquire PVEL.

    DNV GL acquires module testing company PV Evolution Labs

    18 March 2014, 10:07

    Engineering advisory firm DNV GL has signed an agreement to acquire PV Evolution Labs (PVEL).

  • Container Port

    UK trade group warns installers on EU solar duty evasion

    17 March 2014, 16:41

    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.

  • First Solar Series 3 Black module

    First Solar looking ‘upbeat’ ahead of analyst day

    17 March 2014, 16:07

    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.

  • JA Solar reported fourth quarter net revenue of US$357.3 million, up from US$290.5 million in the prior quarter.

    JA Solar beats guidance on increased outsourcing demand; adding 1GW module capacity

    17 March 2014, 15:37

    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.

  • Lexham, Solarcentury

    Yingli delivers 10MW for Solarcentury project in UK

    17 March 2014, 12:40

    Yingli Solar will provide Solarcentury with 10MW of modules for a project on the Isle of Sheppey in the UK.

  • China US

    US and China close to formal trade settlement talks

    17 March 2014, 11:29

    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.

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    GTAT expects first ‘Merlin’ orders soon

    14 March 2014, 21:07

    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.

  • Wuxi Suntech

    Shunfeng confirms second delay to Wuxi Suntech deal

    14 March 2014, 15:40

    Shunfeng Photovoltaics has announced a second delay to its acquisition of Wuxi Suntech.

  • EU

    Video: Beware the temptation of EU-China trade deal loopholes

    14 March 2014, 12:12

    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.

  • GTAT's ‘Merlin’ technology

    GTAT reveals ‘game-changing’ solar cell technology

    13 March 2014, 18:13 | 1

    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 cell robot

    Bosch says in advanced talks to sell French PV module plant

    12 March 2014, 13:36

    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”.

  • Switzerland

    Switzerland to allow solar PV self-consumption

    12 March 2014, 09:51

    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.

  • Imec’s novel fullerene-free OPV cell concept was used to process an OPV module (156cm2) with a conversion efficiency of 5.3%. Image: imec

    Imec claims a fullerene-free OPV cell record conversion efficiency

    11 March 2014, 19:05

    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%.

  • 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.

    Motech posts February revenue of US$62.8 million

    11 March 2014, 17:49

    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.

  • Jammu and Kashmir

    Indian state signs deal for 7.5GW of solar

    11 March 2014, 09:37

    The MoU is for 7.5GW of solar installations, with 5GW in the region of Ladakh and 2.5GW in the town of Kargil.

Publications

  • Photovoltaics International 27th Edition

    Now that the PV industry has unquestionably entered a new growth phase, all eyes are on which technologies will win through into the mainstream of PV manufacturing. PERC, n-type, p-type bifacial, heterojunction – all have become familiar terms in the ever-growing constellation of solar cell technologies. The question is which will offer manufacturers what they are looking for in improving efficiencies and cutting costs.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.

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