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Xiaofeng Peng resigns from LDK Solar

LDK solar HQ.

Former chairman, founder and director hands in resignation ahead of commencement of restructuring proceedings for the troubled Chinese solar company.


JinkoSolar second-quarter net profit soars, sales up 38%

JinkoSolar PV park

In its fifth consecutive quarter of profitability, the company expanded its downstream operations and managed to maintain a leading position in China while expanding operations in emerging markets and the U.S.


Trina Solar supplies 82 MW anti-PID modules to Chinese solar project

Trina Solar module production.

The Chinese solar company's anti-potential induced degradation modules will be fitted at a new solar PV plant in Jiangsu Province, China.


Community solar program to power Adams County, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado.

The county will become the first in the U.S. to power its government buildings via the Community Solar Gardens program developed by SunShare.


Phoenix Solar's half-year revenue drops, operating loss narrows

Phoenix Solar Sulzemoos, Germany

The German solar group attributes its dramatic revenue drop on external factors, including delayed orders in the United States.


Shunfeng secures $3.25 billion credit line from China Minsheng

Suntech product manufacturing, China

The Chinese PV giant has landed its another major loan facility following a separate $323 million agreement in July with China Merchants Bank.


Vikram Solar boss says Modi will not impose AD duties

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.

The CEO of the Indian module manufacturer, and cell importer, told pv magazine Narendra Modi will find an alternative to duties. Gyanesh Chaudhary predicts long-awaited capital subsidies will be paid and called for preferential...


pv magazine's weekly news round-up: Aug 8-15

Chinese CIGS installation.

A quick look back at the biggest solar news stories that have grabbed our attention over these past seven days.


Recom's 'hybrid OEM model' spreads to Europe

A mock up of a PV factory.

Greek module supplier Recom has announced plans to begin manufacturing modules in Italy, as of September this year. The strategy allows the company to circumvent widening anti dumping duties.


Order delays slow Singulus' return to profitability

The Singulus building.

PV equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has reported weak first-half results, with "delays in order intake in the solar division," one of the causes for depressed revenues. Singulus reported sales of $17.9 million for Q2,...


SolarWorld enjoys 53% increase in first-half shipments, revenue below expectations

SolarWorld rooftop installation.

The German solar company shipped 357 MW of solar wafers, modules, cells and kits in the first six months of 2014, but revenue of $305 million fell short of target.


Second solar crowd-funding platform launches

Rooftop solar installation.

South Carolina-based Palmetto Group launches online investment platform that enables individuals and companies to invest in solar power projects across the U.S.


China to close polysilicon import loophole from September

Polysilicon during production.

As the U.S.-China trade war trundles on, China's Ministry of Commerce has said that it will seek to close a loophole that permits duty-free polysilicon from the U.S., EU and South Korea.


Centrotherm posts strong first-half revenue, forecasts difficult second half

centrotherm HQ, Blaubeuren.

Revenue hits $104 million in the first half of 2014, largely driven by centrotherm's polysilicon factory in Qatar. Board anticipates tough market environment for second half.


Applied Materials' EES revenues suggest very modest recovery in PV equipment industry

A year-over-year doubling in revenues in the company's PV equipment division still leaves EES far below volumes in 2010 and 2011. The division returned to profitability in the previous quarter.


NRG to acquire mobile solar startup Goal Zero

Goal Zero product

The U.S. energy group is taking a bold step into the mobile solar business with the purchase of the Utah-based maker of personal solar products.


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