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Hanergy changes name, adds Thin Film Power

Hanergy building

The new branding reflects the company's global focus on thin-film technology. The company recently acquired U.S. firm Alta Devices.


Chaori Solar administrators to draft restructuring plan

Shanghai skyline.

Administrators of first Chinese company to default on a domestic corporate bond have drawn up plans to shape the reorganization of the company and its assets.


David Cameron stands firm on UK solar plans despite trade petition

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron.

British PM's response to STA-led petition recognizes solar's key role in the U.K. energy mix but dismisses calls to review ROC decision.


SunPower introduces pilot solar lease program Down Under

Residential PV array, Perth, Australia

The company's pilot program in Melbourne is modeled after its successful residential leasing program in the United States. SunPower systems are available in other regions of Australia through cash and loan programs.


Dubai launches tender for 100 MW Phase II of solar park

Dubai skyline

After reviewing 49 potential projects in May, the electricity and water authority has shortlisted 24 developers for the second phase of the tender, which remains open to bids until October 23.


China, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on renewable energy development

Saudi Aramco PV installation.

The Middle Eastern kingdom targets 41 GW of solar power by 2032 as it seeks to free up more of its abundant oil and gas reserves for lucrative export.


Daqo increases profitability, revenues as plans to double polysilicon capacity move forward

The Chinese polysilicon and wafer maker has reported very strong second quarter results on higher polysilicon selling prices and lower production costs. Daqo also raised US$54.6 million during the quarter to support a doubling of...


Factory delays spurring higher cell efficiencies, finds NPD Solarbuzz

NPD Solarbuzz chart.

Solar PV manufacturers are stepping up R&D efforts to achieve greater efficiencies, with industry standard modules set to reach 275 W within a year, research finds.


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.


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