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Suntech Singapore has been ordered to pay Suntech Power Holdings’ immediate subsidiary Power Solar System (PSS) nearly US$264 million.
The Taiwanese government has raised fears that the latest the anti-dumping investigation by the U.S. Department of Commerce that has expanded its reach to include Taiwanese PV products could “seriously damage the interests of manufacturers and suppliers”.
India-based PV manufacturer, Vikram Solar is considering a technology collaboration with Finish firm Cencorp in respect to its Metal Wrap Through (MWT) solar cell and Conductive Back Sheet (CBS) based PV module technology.
The PV cell and module manufacturing operations of Dutch firm Pufin Power are to increase their production capacity after securing a supply deal with French distributor Thomson Energy.
Major merchant solar cell and module manufacturer, Neo Solar Power (NSP), posted sales of NT$2,424 million (US$79.9 million) for January, 2014.
SolarWorld chairman Frank Asbeck, the chief agitator in a string of trade cases against the Chinese PV industry, has been accused of “reckless” behaviour that could put thousands of US solar jobs at risk.
Another solar power project in the subsidy-less country of Chile has received the stamp of approval from the environmental authorities.
Panasonic reported that it’s Eco Solutions segment that includes its PV module operations increased sales to around US$4.6 billion in the FY2014 third quarter, up around 10% from the same period a year ago.
The latest solar trade case brought in the US could see American companies produce “Chinese” solar products, if the petitioner SolarWorld’s terms were met, according to a lawyer representing Chinese PV manufacturers.
Industry advocacy body, the Australian Solar Council, has launched a ‘save solar’ campaign.
Robert Bosch subsidiary, PV module manufacturer aleo solar is to be acquired by Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Sunrise Global Solar Energy and Japanese manufacturing machinery producer, CHOSHU Industry.
SunEdison and the Government of Saudi Arabia are undertaking a feasibility study to establish a fully integrated PV manufacturing complex, including polysilicon production through to PV module assembly at an estimated cost of US$6.4 billion.
Chile’s Environmental Assessment Service (Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental SEIA) has approved the environmental impact statement for a 50MW solar project.
Increased domestic Japanese market demand and a maturing ‘asset lite’ manufacturing business model, led to Sharp Corporation’s solar PV business return to profitability in its third quarter financial year results.
Fabless module manufacturer Upsolar has committed US$20 million to a new clean energy fund.