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According to PV module shipment guidance from the majority of likely candidates for 2015, Canadian Solar is closing in on 2014 market leader, Trina Solar.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) Canadian Solar has finally announced plans to initiate its first global yield co financial structure, which could be floated on a US stock exchange as early as the fourth quarter of 2015.
Hanwha Q CELLS is collaborating with US-based ‘Direct Wafer’ supplier, 1366 Technologies to commercialise the multicrystalline-type wafers.
PV project developer and EPC firm, Solar Power, Inc (SPI Solar) has secured a credit line of over US$1.6 billion from China Minsheng Bank, China Construction Bank and Suzhou Bank.
Major PV energy provider, Canadian Solar, has reported record revenue and shipments for 2014.
PV project developer Solairedirect is planning an IPO on the Euronext Paris stock exchange during the first half of 2015 as it plans to develop and retain more projects across multiple international markets.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar said in its full-year earnings call that it would be preparing to spin-off its downstream PV project business via an IPO and stage in the future.
Major tier-1 PV module manufacturer ReneSola reported full-year module shipments above revised guidance at 1,970.3MW, up 14% from the prior year.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has revised and updated its integrated manufacturing capacity expansion plans for 2015, which include production outside China for the first time.
Leading PV module manufacturer Trina Solar has reported record shipments in 2014, topping the high end of revised guidance to 3.66GW, a 41.9% increase over the previous year.
The worldwide market for balance of systems (BOS) for solar power could be worth US$21 billion by 2019, with the greatest activity expected to be seen in the commercial sector, according to a new report from analysis firm IHS.
PV module encapsulants specialist STR Holdings has appointed Weijie Kong as as sales director for China.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer, Hanwha Q CELLS, has appointed two key company personnel as directors.
Chinese tier-one solar modules now cost more per watt than in any other major solar end market worldwide, a report from GTM Research reveals.
Major tier-one PV module manufacturer JinkoSolar met the lower-end of record shipment guidance for 2014, which is expected to result in the company becoming the third largest module producer in the world, up from being ranked fifth in 2013.
India and the UK are respectively the highest profile winners and losers in the latest ranking of countries’ appeal to renewable energy investors published by consultancy Ernst & Young Global.
Brazilian project developer and distributor, Ener Brazil is planning to build a 50MW semi-automated c-Si PV module assembly plant with Meyer Burger equipment and technology.
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft successfully completed a test flight in Abu Dhabi yesterday ahead of its attempt at circumnavigating the globe.
Tier-1 PV module manufacturer, REC Solar is planning to spend around US$50 million on production upgrades and expansions in 2015 with an extra 300MW of module assembly capacity via two new lines.
Renewable energy development company SunEdison has unveiled a plan to provide electricity to 20 million people in impoverished communities around the world by 2020.
Leading thin-film PVEP First Solar is keeping tight control of capital expenditure (CapEx) in 2015, after a tough year, leading to flat sales and missed shipment guidance.
Microinverter technology provider Enphase Energy has agreed to a strategic partnership with smart energy management solutions company MyLight Systems.
PV equipment specialist SCHMID Group has sold eight APCVD systems to three undisclosed Asia-based solar manufacturers. Financial and shipment details were not disclosed.
Integrated PV module manufacturer REC Solar has secured supply agreements to US installers in 2015 that account for over 50% of its expanded manufacturing capacity.
Leading thin-film PV energy provider First Solar reported 2014 full-years sales of US$3.39 billion, missing previously lowered guidance of US$3.6 billion to US$3.9 billion.
Major PV energy provider SunPower is set to significantly increase capital spending (CapEx) in 2015.
Solar power is becoming the most inexpensive source of power in many parts of the world, according to a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and commissioned by Agora Energiewende, an independent German think tank.
Major renewable energy development company SunEdison expects significant US market growth post-ITC, contrary to the general view that the US PV market would be hit hard by the tax benefit reduction.
Major PV energy provider (PVEP) SunPower reported strong fourth quarter 2014 and full-year financial results.
Major renewable energy development company SunEdison has provided quarterly and full-year project pipeline completion guidance ahead of its Capital Markets Day, today.
High-tech manufacturing equipment firm, Manz AG reported preliminary record 2014 full-year financial results while incurring a €22.5 million depreciation hit on its solar segment and shifting c-Si PV equipment operations to China.
First Solar and SunPower have issued a brief statement saying that they are in advanced negotiations to form a joint financial yield-co vehicle to contribute PV power plants projects from their existing portfolio of assets.
A new PV market report by Paula Mints of SPV Market Research in collaboration with IDTechEx paints a picture of much lower PV module shipments in 2014 than any other analysis.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply has reported preliminary 2014 shipments, which include around 20% growth in China and 47% shipment growth overseas, compared to the previous year.
LDK Solar’s chapter 15 bankruptcy proceedings as well as the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US have been concluded with the majority of bondholders agreeing to a complex debt for stock swap and a convertible debt scheme due in 2018.
GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) has received a new order with an existing polysilicon customer in Asia for equipment used in the production of Trichlorosilane (TCS) as part of the Hydrochlorination process.Financial details were not disclosed.
Energy storage is likely to be worth “tens of billion dollars in the next five to 10 years” across a number of global regions, according to executives at solar microinverter firm Enphase.
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.
Shunfeng International Clean Energy has selected Haibo Xiong as Wuxi Suntech’s new president, after Eric Luo had led the company and was recently appointed CEO of Shunfeng.
Japan and the US will be the two largest markets for PV inverters in 2015 and 2016, according to research by the consultancy firm IHS.
Based on the SEMI trade association’s polysilicon shipment data as well as REC Silicon’s own estimates, a total of 271,000MT of polysilicon was shipped in 2014, suggesting between 42GW to 43GW of PV modules were produced last year.
US-based polysilicon producer REC Silicon is planning to attempt to shift its current FBR-based (fluidised bed reactor) polysilicon production sales away from China over tariff duty uncertainties and the eventual ramp of its JV FBR-base plant in China in 2017.
The start of the first attempt to fly around the world powered by solar energy is now just two weeks away, starting in the United Arab Emirates, with the flight’s control centre revealed to be in Monaco.
Inverter manufacturers face a growing but increasingly tough market over the next four years characterised by cost pressures and ever tighter margins, GTM Research claims.
The unpredictability of fossil fuel prices is a boon for solar power, even when the direction of those changes is downward, according to the head of a Middle East-based EPC firm.
The top 20 PV module manufacturers shipped 8.8GW in the fourth quarter of 2014, generating an estimated US$5.9 billion in revenue, according to market research firm IHS.
PV equipment specialist Singulus Technologies said it had received contractually agreed payments for CIGS thin-film equipment believed to be for Hanergy’s planned capacity expansions in China.
PV tracking systems firm NEXTracker has raised US$25 million from existing venture capital (VC) backers as it doubles production capacity to over 200MW/month to meet demand.
PV manufacturing equipment supplier, Amtech Systems experienced a slide in revenue for its first fiscal quarter.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Amtech Systems has received orders from China and Japan worth US$10 million.