19/12/14: Hemlock to close Tennessee polysilicon site

Hemlock Semiconductor majority owner Dow Corning has decided to abandon the never-opened polysilicon facility in Clarksville, citing price pressures and Chinese tariffs. 50 employees will be affected.

Schmid fab.

19/12/14: Schmid books 110 MW order for its Geminus bifacial line

German equipment supplier Schmid has announced the sale of 110 MW worth of equipment, for the production of bifacial cells and modules. Mexican PV producer ERDM made the purchase, to expand its manufacturing capacity to 170 MW in...

Landmead solar park.

19/12/14: Belectric and First Solar connect UK's largest solar farm

In just three months German project developer Belectric, in partnership with manufacturer and developer First Solar, has installed 483,000 thin film modules to complete the 46 MW Landmead Solar Farm. Located in Oxfordshire, the...

GCL-Poly manufacturing facility in China.

19/12/14: GCL calls off Chinese wafer business sale

Polysilicon giant calls off sale in wake of ITC ruling that will see Chinese companies repatriate operations from Taiwan. Sale would have eased debt burden on GCL.

Meyer Burger HQ.

19/12/14: Meyer Burger picks up $12m to $15m in PERC orders

PERC technology uptake continues to deliver strong tool orders, with Meyer Burger Technology picking up contracts "in the past few weeks" worth between $12.1m and $15.3m. The orders are for Asian high-efficiency cell producers.

Tucson, Arizona.

19/12/14: Arizona utility introduces residential solar program

Tucson utility will offer customers chance to fix energy bills for 25 years. TEP will choose which locations benefit from solar rooftops.

San Diego.

19/12/14: SDG&E transmission line passes 1 GW renewables mark

$1.9bn Sunrise Powerlink is carrying 1 GW of solar and wind power to San Diego. 150 MW from Solar Gen 2 project took utility past the landmark.

SunPower installation, San Luis Obispo, California

18/12/14: SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in US, Australia

"Over the next five years, we expect to see a disruptive shift in the energy market, with solar power, energy storage, smart devices, energy management technologies and electric vehicles being combined," says SunPower CEO Tom...

Luca Zingale, scientific director of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud

18/12/14: PV in Italy 'still a good investment'

Interview: pv magazine speaks with Luca Zingale, scientific director of Solarexpo-The Innovation Cloud, about the current state of Italy's PV sector and the upcoming Solarexpo in Milan, which runs April 8-10.

A Canadian Solar PV installation in Australia.

18/12/14: Australia: Big energy retailers intensify attack on rooftop solar subsidies

Big Australian utilities such as Origin Energy and AGL Energy are maintaining their attack on subsidies for rooftop solar, joining forces with industry lobby groups to call for their removal – just as they prepare to roll out...

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19/12/14: The pv magazine weekly news digest

The U.S. Department of Commerce decision came as no surprise, there was good news in battery storage and equipment manufacture and SunEdison Chile wins the pv mag prize for best-named CEO.

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18/12/14: PROINSO donates to Solar Energy Solidarity 3 kWp for anti-leprosy hospital in Benin, Africa

PROINSO, jointly with local NGOs and other organizations, has donated 3 kWp for the installation. Since it was launched in 2011, the PROINSO-led initiative Solar Energy Solidarity has developed several projects aimed at providing...


18/12/14: JinkoSolar supplies China General Nuclear Power Group with 80 MW of solar modules

JinkoSolar has supplied 80 MW of solar PV modules to China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) for a solar PV project in Neihuang County, Henan Province.

By: JinkoSolar

18/12/14: Solar1 sees in 25 new teams and collaborations for 2015

The Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 finished just four months ago and already 25 teams have signed up for the second edition of the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2015; commencing from the 9th to 11th July 2015. Registration is still open,...

By: Solar1

18/12/14: Hanwha SolarOne announces EGM

Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. today announced an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders.

By: Hanwha Solarone

18/12/14: LDK Solar confirms closing date of restructuring transactions

LDK nominates closing date for the restructuring transactions in respect of LDK Solar's senior noteholders and preferred shareholders.

By: LDK Solar

18/12/14: FuturaSun: ready for the Middle East market

FuturaSun submits their modules to severe tests in laboratories in regions of the world with extreme weather conditions

By: FuturaSun

17/12/14: Magnolia Solar recipient of US Patent on high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells issued patent strengthens Magnolia's IP position in the field of high-performance flexible solar cells for photovoltaic applications

Magnolia Solar Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Magnolia Solar, Inc., was recently issued a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

By: Magnolia Solar, Inc.

17/12/14: skytron energy announces new management

The Berlin-based company is positioning itself for the international market

By: skytron energy

17/12/14: Amtech reaches $21 million in solar orders to-date in Q1 FY2015 on a large order from Asia

Amtech Systems, Inc. today announced that since October 1, 2014, it has received approximately $28 million in orders, including $21 million in orders for its solar products.

By: Amtech Systems, Inc.

16/12/14: WAVELABS strengthens foothold in Asia.

Solartron next buyer of SINUS-220 LED solar simulator.


16/12/14: Ingeteam opens new subsidiary in Panama

The company is currently working for the first wind farm to be constructed in Panama and the largest in Central America.

By: Ingeteam

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