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PV manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies said it would not meet previous revenue expectations for the year as potential orders within its Optical Disc business segment had not materialised.
Leading CIS thin-film producer Solar Frontier is expecting to supply a total of 10MW of modules to Netherlands-based distributor, Home-NRG in 2015, due to strong demand.
Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics said it had raised a top-up B round of £4.4 million from a variety existing investors as well as new sources of funding.
Health issues have been cited by PV thin film equipment and module producer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) and monocrystalline ingot/wafer producer, Solargiga Energy Holdings for the resignations of two senior executives.
Thin film perovskite solar cell developer Dyesol has secured funding of AUD$449,000 (US$353,000) from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
Embattled PV thin film equipment and module producer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) continues to have its stocks suspended from trading on the Hong Kong exchange since they collapsed in May 2015.
India is primed for a “massive jump” in its solar PV installations next year, with the 8.7GW of projects now under development nearly double the current installed capacity of around 4.7GW, according to the latest analysis from consultancy firm Bridge to India.
Solar cells made of a perovskite absorber are a hot candidate for the scientific community to boost the efficiency of traditional crystalline silicon cells further through a tandem structure.
Turkey’s first utility-scale CIS thin-film PV plant has now been commissioned, using modules supplied by Japanese company Solar Frontier and following a construction period of just three months.
Thin-film OPV firm, Dyesol has undertaken light soaking testing of its small substrate-sized lab-based perovskite solar cells.
In the wake of reports that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled in favour of the US over its complaint about India’s local content policies for solar equipment, an American Trade representative has said that the US supports the rapid deployment of solar energy in India.
PV thin film equipment and module producer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) said in reporting first half 2015 financial results that it would be restructuring its operations with the loss of around 2,000 jobs, 37% of its workforce of 5,458 at the end of the reporting period.
Further adding to its woes, struggling Hong Kong PV manufacturer Hanergy Thin Film Power is to be dropped from investment indexes compiled by MSCI.
A report, four years in the making, has been released by the US Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Inspector General into the collapse of CIGS thin-film producer, Solyndra, and the way more than US$500 million of loan guarantees were given out by the department to the failed company.
Swedish thin-film PV equipment specialist Midsummer has been awarded a SEK10 million (US$1.2 million) grant to support production and sales of its cell manufacturing machines.