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Major PVEP SunPower will remain capacity constrained through 2015 and rely on only a 350MW new fab in the Philippines through 2016, before starting the construction of a giga-fab in 2017.
Component and subsystems provider EMCORE has agreed to terms on a long-term supply deal with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to design and construct multi-junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs) for Lockheed’s satellite programme.
Dow Corning, majority owner of major polysilicon producer, Hemlock Semiconductor, has posted a 12% increase in first-half year revenue and a net income up 20%, compared to the prior year period.
China-based PV manufacturer and project developer, Hareon Solar Technology Corp has signed a major project development framework agreement with Swiss-based PV developer, ILB Helios.
Major PV energy provider, SunPower, could announce today plans to expand PV production by as much as 750MW, according to a research note by Deutsche Bank equity analyst, Vishal Shah ahead of SunPower’s second quarter earnings call.
Thermal processing equipment specialist, BTU International, has reported second quarter sales of US$16.4 million, a 40.7% increase from the previous quarter, while the company booked several PV pilot line equipment orders in the quarter.
Materials specialist, AkzoNobel is collaborating with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in a bid to offer lower-cost ALD and PECVD precursors for aluminium oxide passivation layer processing.
Leading PV inverter manufacturer, SMA Solar Technology has announced a further round of restructuring with heavy job losses after drastically lowering its revenue forecast for the year.
PV project developer, SPI Solar, has completed its second private placement of shares to generate another US$21.75 million in new funding, just two weeks after its first private placement.
A new mooted global PV industry association could help to dissolve increasing trade friction, the president of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has said.
Infrastructure project investor Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc., (HASI) has reached an agreement with solar panel manufacturer SunPower, Inc. that will see HASI offer US$44.5 million in non-recourse debt to help fund SunPower’s residential solar lease programme.
PV manufacturer SolarWorld has reported higher than expected PV module shipments in key overseas markets of the US, UK and France in its preliminary first-half 2014 financial results.
The US Department of Commerce (DOC) has set preliminary anti-dumping (AD) duties on Taiwanese producers of PV modules and solar cells, the first time Taiwan-based producers have been affected by such proceedings.
Japanese electronics materials firm, Shin-Etsu Chemical, is offering to license its production-ready bifacial monocrystalline solar cell technology that is claimed to have the highest conversion efficiency of 21% for conventional screen-printing processes.
Tier-one PV module manufacturer, REC Solar ASA has said that the US market will become increasingly important to its module sales in 2015 and beyond.