‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS has as expected confirmed it would de-list from NASDAQ as part of its planned acquisition by Hanwha Solar Holdings Co, a subsidiary of Hanwha Chemical Corporation.
An agreement to buy 75% of Korean battery manufacturer Kokam gives SolarEdge a level of vertical integration that could make the PV company a ‘one-stop-shop’ for customers, while SolarEdge could diversify into areas outside solar energy.
The long-standing CEO of major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology, Pierre-Pascal Urbon has suddenly stepped down from his executive role and plans to leave the company altogether at the end of December, 2018.
Renewables firm AC Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Philippines-based industrial firm, Ayala Corporation has announced a further 80MW of solar projects in Vietnam, soon after detailing a 300MW pipeline in the country.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy Corp said that its polysilicon production costs were targeted to reach US$6.80 per kilogram in 2020, once the capacity expansion to 70,000MT per annum had been completed.
Single-axis solar tracker firm Soltec has signed a €100 million syndicated credit facility with eleven banks, led by Banco Santander to continue to expand its international business with the opening of subsidiaries in the five continents.
US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has completed the acquisition of SolarWorld Americas from German insolvency court and administrators, securing the future of the solar cell and module assembly operations of the Hillsboro, Oregon plant.
Diversified renewables firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) is trying a second time to sell its solar PV manufacturing operations to major shareholder and Hong Kong property tycoon, Kin Ming Cheng for around RMB4.7 billion (US$684.24 million), compared to US$760 million in mid-2016.
Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology has lowered its full-year revenue and profit guidance due to the market downturn in China that has led to plummeting product prices and delays to PV Power plant development across major markets.
A range of diverse projects both regionally and in scale have been announced, which includes a 23.5MW PV project in New Jersey, 1.5MW of rooftop projects in London, UK and a total of 98MW in Binh Thuan and Long An Provinces, Vietnam.