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    Trina Solar looking at sites for first overseas manufacturing base

    By Mark Osborne - 26 August 2014, 13:41 | News

    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.

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    Trina Solar could surpass Yingli Green to market leadership in 2014

    By Mark Osborne - 27 August 2014, 12:00 | News

    PV market leader, Yingli Green could lose its number one industry ranking in 2014, after revising downward full-year shipment guidance.

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    Hawaii to triple rooftop solar by 2030

    By Lucy Woods - 27 August 2014, 10:19 | News

    Hawaii’s electric companies declared on Tuesday that they would triple rooftop solar by 2030.

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    Strong demand from Sharp boosts Solargiga’s earnings

    By Mark Osborne - 28 August 2014, 15:43 | News

    Integrated PV manufacturer, Solargiga Energy Holdings reported an 85.9% increase in first-half 2014 revenue as it expanded PV module production to meet increased demand from its main customer, Sharp.

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    Trina Solar’s margins hit but gigawatts ship

    By Mark Osborne - 26 August 2014, 17:02 | News

    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.


    ReneSola speeding product development cycles

    By Mark Osborne - 27 August 2014, 12:56 | News

    Tier 1 PV manufacturer, ReneSola has been accepted into Intertek’s Global SATELLITE Program to support faster product development cycles at its own PV Testing Laboratory.

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    Scatec Solar prepares Oslo IPO, targets 750MW by 2016

    By Andy Colthorpe - 26 August 2014, 10:39 | News

    Scatec Solar, the Norwegian company that this year has announced the construction of PV plants in territories including Jordan, Rwanda and South Africa, has announced plans to list on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

  • Hanwha SolarOne takes hit on margins in Q2

    By Mark Osborne - 28 August 2014, 12:13 | News

    Tier 1 PV manufacturer, Hanwha SolarOne reported lower module ASPs, gross margins and revenue for the second quarter of 2014, while shipments increased slightly.

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    India tells manufacturers to run at full capacity and expand

    By Lucy Woods - 26 August 2014, 10:24 | News

    The government has promised to support all domestic solar manufacturing and plants should run at full capacity and expand.

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    Vivint Solar IPO to go ahead with Goldman Sachs as lead book-runner

    By Andy Colthorpe - 27 August 2014, 10:37 | News

    US residential solar installer and leasing company Vivint Solar is preparing to make an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock, having made a filing with the US Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC).

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  • Photovoltaics International 24th Edition

    Signs earlier in the year of the global industry entering a growth phase have now been confirmed beyond any doubt. Almost all the big-name suppliers have now announced some form of manufacturing capacity expansion, a trend that analysts agree will only gather pace as long as the levels of demand predicted over the next few years turn out to be correct.

  • Manufacturing The Solar Future: The 2014 Production Annual

    Although the past few years have proved extremely testing for PV equipment manufacturers, falling module prices have driven solar end-market demand to previously unseen levels. That demand is now starting to be felt by manufacturers, to the extent that leading companies are starting to talk about serious capacity expansions later this year and into 2015. This means that the next 12 months will be a critical period if companies throughout the supply chain are to take full advantage of the PV industry’s next growth phase.



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