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Although a measured capacity expansion phase is already underway, increased sales have been cited by two vision inspection systems suppliers to the PV manufacturing sector.
Wuxi Suntech’s business recovery since being acquired by Shunfeng Photovoltaic International has been short and dramatic according to Shunfeng’s first half year financial results.
Tier 1 PV manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne reported lower module ASPs, gross margins and revenue for the second quarter of 2014, while shipments increased slightly.
Utilities must rise to the “challenge” of increasing renewable energy deployment, while disruptive threats posed to utility companies by distributed generation and renewables should be kept to a minimum, according to top names at the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Swiss-based full-service project developer and EPC, TRITEC Project Engineering and China-based PV manufacturer and developer Hareon Solar are to collaborate on 600MW of international PV projects over the next three years.
The PV industry’s largest manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy revised down full-year module shipment guidance due to weaker than expected demand in China and US as it cut third-party cell and module purchasing to keep in-house production at high utilisation rates.
PV market leader, Yingli Green could lose its number one industry ranking in 2014, after revising downward full-year shipment guidance.
Major PV manufacturer Trina Solar took a hit on margins in the second quarter of 2014, while module shipments soared as China and US markets rebounded strongly.
Chinese module manufacturers saw their dominance of global supplies strengthen, despite the imposition of new trade duties in the US, according to a new report by NPD Solarbuzz.
Major PV manufacturer, Trina Solar said it was planning to better serve its growing US customer base on the back of increased demand through establishing its first PV module manufacturing operations outside China.
China-based PVEP, Hareon Solar Technology has signed a number of project development deals in China and Turkey totalling around 3,350MW. The company has also secured lines of credit with two Chinese banks totalling 20 billion Yuan (US$3.25 billion).
PV materials firm, DuPont filed a patent infringement lawsuit against SunEdison and its affiliate NVT LLC in the US District Court for the District of Delaware over the use of its tellurium paste technology.
Taiwan-based PV module manufacturer, WINAICO, a division of Win Win Precision Technology has secured IEC 61215 certification via TÜV Rheinland.
Major PV manufacturer, Trina Solar has received quality certifications, including the IEC61215, IEC 61730 and UL1703 standards from UL and TUV Rheinland for its ‘Duo-Max’ 72-cell frameless dual glass module.
Finland-based industrial automation specialist, Cencorp is selling some of its operations and shifting conductive back sheet (CBS) production from its plant in Beijing, China to Mikkeli, Finland and closing the plant.