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Laser equipment specialist LPKF reported strong sales to the solar industry in 2014, despite limited capital spending in the sector.
Updated: Hanergy Thin Film Power Group’s thin-film equipment manufacturing subsidiary, Fujian Apollo, has won an order valued at US$660 million to supply 600MW of tools and plant operations to Shangdong Macrolink New Resources Technology Ltd.
Hanergy Thin Film Power (HTF) has revealed for the first time the planned thin-film product supply deals signed with Hanergy Group through 2017 for its downstream project business plans.
Both the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and the Financial Times (FT) have recently attempted to delve into the financial and business operations of the Hanergy group of companies with mixed success.
Organisers of the 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) have set deadlines for paper abstract submissions for the event being held in mid-September at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, in Hamburg, Germany.
Indian PV manufacturer and project developer, Moser Baer Solar said that a strategy announced back in January 2012 to vastly improve its competitive position in the industry has been completed.
De Aar 3, an 85MW solar project said to be the largest solar farm in South Africa using thin-film modules, has been completed.
The closure of Masdar PV’s a-Si thin-film operations that were announced in May, 2014 has subsequently and inevitably led to the sale of the production line equipment, which will take place in an online auction conducted by Maynards on October 8.
Hanergy Solar Group has proposed a name change to better reflect its focus on thin-film PV technologies.
Italy’s Enel Green Power has confirmed it is to take full ownership of the 3Sun thin-film joint venture it originally created with Sharp and STMicroelectronics.
Sharp Corporation is exiting its a-Si thin-film joint venture in Europe with Enel at a cost of around US$141 million.
Russian thin-film module manufacturing start-up, Hevel Solar has started trial production of its Oerlikon Solar supplied turnkey tandem-junction ‘Micromorph’ a-Si plant.
One of the last remaining a-Si thin-film manufacturing plants in production globally and the last in Germany is to close with the loss of 160 jobs at Masdar PV in Ichterhausen.
The silicon thin-film market is set for continued decline, according to a new report by EnergyTrend.
DuPont said that its DuPont Apollo amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film module manufacturing subsidiary’s operations would be permanently closed by the end of 2014.