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Chinese PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy is expecting PV module shipments in the first quarter to be better than earlier estimates.
The California photovoltaic manufacturer has plans to sell debenture bonds worth $300 million.
Centrosolar Group AG’s creditors have overwhelmingly agreed to swap outstanding debt from a €50 million bond for 5.5 million newly issued shares in the German PV company.
In a legal win for Canadian Solar Inc., a Chinese court has dismissed a request by LDK Solar to enforce an arbitration award decision by a state trade arbitration commission amounting to CNY 248.9 million ($40.1 million, €31.5...
China to wait on EU solar panel anti-dumping decision before announcing results of its own probe into polysilicon imports.
Germany’s Gehrlicher Solar AG has received €85 million in financing for another two years from an international group of banks led by BayernLB.
As the 2013 SNEC tradeshow closes its doors in Shanghai, uncertainty over the EU trade case and lack of cash flows remain major impediments to investment and innovation. New business opportunities in emerging markets are also...
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. announced on Wednesday that it had agreed on a new forbearance deal with the majority of holders of its convertible notes.
SunPower has issued guidance for the FY and Q2 2013. Overall, it expects a slight increase in revenue and gross margin compared to 2012, and increased photovoltaic production. It additionally issued details of its global power...
Hanergy has acquired U.K. solar installation firm Engensa for an undisclosed sum. The China-based thin film photovoltaic cell and module manufacturer is looking to expand its presence in the country’s residential solar market.
Germany’s SMA Solar Technology reported a 47.6% drop in sales to €212.3 million in the first three months of the year as the company struggled with subsidy cuts in major markets, the still unresolved debt crisis and the...
When solar manufacturers update their financials at the moment it is rarely to bring good news and Trina Solar was no exception as it updated its Q1 performance today.
Reflecting the manufacturing slowdown in the global PV market, U.S. solar group Spire Corporation has posted a 57% drop in its first quarter revenue to $3.2 million.
Centrosolar Group AG's preliminary first quarter results reflected both a sharp decrease in the sale of PV modules and the general downturn in the German PV market.
A loophole in the commissioning of solar projects under India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM) which allowed developers to bypass domestic content requirements is set to be closed.
Solar module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has cemented its relationship with the state-owned China Power Investment Corporation by signing a deal to supply 220 MW of its modules to the Chinese government-owned power company.
Although polysilicon manufacturer MEMC's first quarter results paint a picture familiar for companies with solar as part of their offering, the drag of photovoltaics on the balance sheet was not a severe as has been seen...
Module price index
The latest photovoltaic module prices for April have been published. Price increase for PV modules in Europe is not quite as strong as expected. In particular, thin film module prices remained relatively stable, with March showing barely any movement. Find the latest information on pv magazine's module price index page.
PV system prices
The latest photovoltaic system prices for February are now available. EuPD Research finds that German prices continue to flatten. Find the latest information on pv magazine's system prices page.
Chile investment guide
Investment guide, "Photovoltaics in Chile," published by Solarpraxis AG, in cooperation with Eclareon and law firm Dominguez, Ossa, Lon (DOLM), is available to download for free. The publication provides country-specific information on such issues as legal and political frameworks, permitting procedures, site acquisition and project financing.
Poland investment guide
Investment guide, Photovoltaics in Poland, is now available to download for free. The main frameworks for the Polish photovoltaic market have been outlined. The guide will be updated quarterly.
Ukranian investment opportunities
On the back of FIT cuts and maturing markets, investors are looking for new opportunities in south east Europe. Ukraine is presenting one logical and very interesting investment alternative, according to Ilko Iliev, CEO of Inea Consulting.
Betting on the bear
pv magazine, 02/2012
Solar shares: The crash of renewable energy shares on the stock exchange is not only attributable to the financial crisis and the economic difficulties besetting the industry. For months professional stock brokers have also perpetuated the fall in prices for solar shares through short selling.