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Making PV transparent: The ultimate BIPV solution?

Transparent PV (TPV) aims to optimize both the transmission of visible light while maximizing power conversion. Edgar A. Gunther explores some of the companies making major headway towards mainstreaming see-through solar.

Thin-film solar production to collapse to seven-year low in 2017

The production volume of solar PV panels based on thin-film deposition of semiconductor materials on large-area glass panels is set to hit a seven-year low in 2017, in spite of the end-market demand for solar panels increasing by a factor of three over the same time period.

Meaningless Metric: Hanergy Thin Film’s 1H 2016 sales

PV thin-film equipment and module producer Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) has claimed to have bounced back from a non-cash loss of around US$1.58 billion in 2015 to a first half 2016 net profit of around US$105.8 million.

Hanergy Thin Film appoints new executive director

Struggling Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has appointed Lin Qi, currently the executive vice-president and chief operation officer of parent company, Hanergy Holding Group as an executive director.

Last of Hanergy Thin Film’s big equipment deals cancelled

Hanergy Thin Film Power Group’s thin-film equipment manufacturing subsidiary, Fujian Apollo has technically cancelled a 2015 major order worth US$660 million to supply 600MW of a-Si thin-film tools and plant operations to Shangdong Macrolink New Resources Technology Ltd.