10 years of R&D spending analysis of 12 key PV module manufacturers

PV Tech reached its own little milestone of having reported and analysed the R&D spending habits of the same 12 key PV module manufacturers for 10 years. The results have just been published in sister technical journal Photovoltaics International as part of the annual leaders and laggards of R&D spending for 2016.

QSTec takes 49% stake in rebooted SolarWorld

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has taken a 49% stake in SolarWorld Industries GmbH, the new entity that purchased SolarWorld AG’s core manufacturing assets, according to reports in Qatar.

SolarWorld Industries starts production

Newly formed German PV module manufacture SolarWorld Industries GmbH has officially started production, according to the insolvency administrator for SolarWorld AG.

SolarWorld on brink of being saved

Bankrupt integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld AG is close to securing a new owner as a group of unidentified investors are to finance continued manufacturing operations at sites in Freiberg and Arnstadt in Germany by mid-August 2017.

SolarWorld AG insolvency triggers bonds default

Bankrupt integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld AG said that its two listed bonds had become due to be repaid immediately as a condition of default since entering insolvency proceedings in Germany on May 10, 2017.