PV-Tech Newscast—March 28, 2013

Suntech and Bosch have dominated the headlines this week. Suntech has defaulted on its US$500 million plus bond, while rumours have been circulating that the company's ousted executive chairman Dr Shi and current CEO, David King were detained or refused exit from the country. German electronics and industrial firm, Bosch, added to the soap opera-like drama announcing its exit from the PV industry with a total loss amounting to US$3.1 billion. It's not all doom and gloom for every solar enterprise as First Solar is handed the world's largest EPC contractor crown by IHS Research. And finally, even though the China-EU trade case is shrouding the European solar market in uncertainty the UK has been lucky enough to have enjoyed a record breaking start to 2013. Companies: aleo solar AG, Bosch, First Solar, JA Solar, NPD Solarbuzz, SunEdison, Suntech

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