5N Plus secures new material supply deals with First Solar

Canada-based specialty metals firm, 5N Plus said it had secured a series of multi-year contracts for the supply of semiconductor materials (CdTe) and ancillary services deal with leading CdTe thin-film PV module manufacturer, First Solar.

Univergy to develop 44.4MW solar project in Vietnam

Univergy International has started a joint venture with Japanese company Europe Clean Energies Japan and the Vietnamese Thanh Nien Media Corporation, to develop a 44.4MW solar PV project in Dak Nong, Cu Jut district, Vietnam.

Vietnam demands compensation over US solar tariffs - WTO

Vietnam has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) requesting consultations with the US over its 30% solar import tariffs and discussions over compensation, according to a WTO filing dated 2 March.

First Solar ramping Series 6 capex as R&D spending declines

The major manufacturing transition by First Solar to its large-area Series 6 CdTe thin-film module format is well underway and, going by recent management commentary in its fourth quarter 2017 conference call with financial analysts, has increased its tempo slightly, not least due to updated spending plans for the second time in a few months.