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PV equipment specialist SEMCO Group is to supply its latest LYTOX technology to an unidentified solar cell producer to carryout post-ion implantation damage annealing.
Integrated solar system manufacturer Andalay Solar’s Instant Connect Module can now be used with SolarEdge power optimisers, the two companies have said.
Project developer Solar Reserve has refused to be drawn on speculation about its future after it emerged at an industry event that it was looking for an investor.
Solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier is set to relaunch its residential line of PowerSets, rolling out new improvements such as a smart turbo inverter and a new monitoring portal.
Residential solar provider Sunrun has announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on a S-1 form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — falling in line with a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
Yieldco Pattern Energy has added two new PV plants in Japan — totalling 56MW — to its list of identified ‘right of first offer’ (ROFO) projects from Pattern Energy Group LP.
PV Tech will present a new international category at our sister site Solar Power Portal’s annual awards ceremony this year.
Hanergy Thin Film Power has refused to share details of parent company Hanergy’s accounts with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), according to a report by Reuters.
Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft currently on a pioneering solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe, has been forced to postpone its latest take-off due to poor weather.
A multi-trillion dollar investment surge in solar is set to play a central role in a “seismic” shift in the global electricity system between now and 2040, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Thin-film is better suited to compete across all market segments with its conventional rivals than ever before, despite generally recording lower conversion efficiencies, Solar Frontier CEO Atsuhiko Hirano has said.
Global PV installations in 2015 are expected to reach 57.4GW capacity according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report.
The Pope has called for the worldwide development of renewable energy sources and adequate energy storage technologies in order to drastically reduce fossil fuel consumption and the related emissions from carbon dioxide and other polluting gases.
SunEdison yieldco Terraform Power will look to raise US$500 million with a fresh share offering.
The global solar market is expected to grow 36% this year with 55GW of PV installed within 2015, according to GTM Research’s latest report.
Inline measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies has started a collaboration with PV equipment supplier SEMCO Group, offering its ‘Veritas’ and ‘Decima’ products with SEMCO’s ‘LYDOP’ and ‘LYTOX’ horizontal diffusion and annealing furnaces.
Industrial construction, management and maintenance company Brahma Group and electrical design and engineering company Hunt Electric have signed off on a deal for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of renewable energy projects for residential solar systems provider Vivint Solar.
PV company JinkoSolar has agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with solar power system integrator Andalay Solar, in which JinkoSolar will license and develop PV modules while utilising Andalay’s Instant Connect frame technology.
SunEdison has purchased renewable energy developers in India and Central America in what could be a boost for its imminent Terraform Global yieldco.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar is to form a special committee to advice on the offer from its chairman and CEO, Baofang Jin over taking the company private by acquiring all outstanding (ADS) shares listed on NASDAQ.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has entered into a supply agreement to be a strategic partner to US installer Vivint Solar.
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) equipment specialist SoLayTec, a subsidiary of Amtech Systems has secured orders from two China-based PV manufacturers.
PV developer Solar Power Inc. (SPI) has entered into a convertible promissory note purchase agreement and an option agreement with Vision Edge Limited relating to a new private placement of up to US$40 million.
Leading thin-film PV manufacturer First Solar has surpassed multicrystalline module conversion efficiencies for the first time with its CdTe module efficiency reaching a record 18.6%.
All countries putting forward a “credible” emissions target is critical to help drive a major increase in global solar installations and keep long-term average global temperatures below 2°C, it has been announced at the launch of new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) Canadian Solar has upgraded PV module warranties on both its multicrystalline and high-end monocrystalline product offerings.
Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group said it had completed the qualification processes to supply two existing customers headquartered in the US and Japan from its Malaysian-based wafer production plant.
A year on from its acquisition of monitoring and control firm skytron energy, First Solar has fleshed out further details of the operations and maintenance (O&M) business the two companies are jointly developing.
A new global PV market outlook report is to be launched later this month claiming to offer the most reliable source of market analysis available.
The number of countries with renewable energy targets has quadrupled in a decade to 164 in 2015, up from just 43 countries in 2005, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
India is forecast to enter the top five countries for solar capacity this year, moving up from tenth place last year, according to consultancy firm Bridge to India’s annual report.
A new solar-plus-storage division is to be launched by DNV GL, the expert advisory group and certification body announced at Intersolar Europe on Wednesday.
Germany-based PV materials manufacturer Heraeus has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwan-based PV materials specialist Giga Solar Materials Corp for allegedly infringing a patent held by Heraeus over front-side metallisation paste materials used for solar cells.
Nano-electronics research center imec said it had achieved a record cell conversion efficiency of 22.5% for its large area (6-inch) n-type PERT (passivated emitter, rear totally diffused) Cz-Si solar cell.
The International Renewable Energy Agency has published a technology roadmap aimed at accelerating the deployment of electrical storage for renewable energy.
Following the recent launch of its new Solar Intelligence division, Solar Media has acted swiftly to expand its in-house resources, by hiring Finlay Colville as the new Head of Solar Intelligence.
The world deployed 40GW of PV in 2014, once again smashing previous records and meaning more solar was deployed during the year than industry leader Germany has installed to date.
China-based PV manufacturer Wuxi Suntech is migrating 1GW of cell production to PERC in 2015 as it launches its ‘SuperPoly’ module series at Intersolar Europe.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply is expanding both its 99% peak efficiency string inverter range as well as placing greater emphasis on international markets as it plans to showcase the new products as Intersolar Europe.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS has issued a prospectus for offering American depositary shares (ADS) totalling a maximum of US$500 million.
Tier-one PV manufacturer Yingli Green has lowered full-year module shipment guidance, citing the company’s current operating conditions and current market conditions.
Baofang Jin, chairman and CEO of tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar has proposed buying all of the outstanding US American Depositary Shares (ADS) of the company, effectively taking the company private.
An enforced stop in Japan taken by Solar Impulse 2 in the latter stages of its round-the-world flight attempt could be extended by a week after wind caused damage to the plane’s wings.
A total of 6.4GW of new manufacturing capacity announcements, across thin film, crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module assembly were made in May 2015, a new record high in more than four years, according to PV Tech’s initial analysis.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has opened its new headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, which the organisation’s director general has described as a “paragon of sustainability”.
Tier-one integrated PV manufacturer ReneSola already shifting its business model away from OEM production supply to bundled services as well as shifting its module sales to higher margin markets and away from the US and China with greater focus on its downstream project business.
Clean energy entrepreneur and activist Jeremy Leggett has said “out of date thinking” is behind a push to make clean energy competitive with fossil fuels within 10 years that has been launched by prominent UK academics.
German-based thermoplastic films producer RENOLIT Group is entering the PV module backsheet material sector, launching its product offering at Intersolar Europe.
China-based PV manufacturer and project developer Lerri Solar Technology Co has placed a CHF16.5 million (US$17.5 million) tool order with Meyer Burger.
Tier-one integrated PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS is significantly changing its American Depositary Shares (ADS) ratio listed on NASDAQ.