Swiss power and automation technologies giant ABB announced on April 22 the acquisition of inverter manufacturer U.S. Power-One. But shareholders of the American company are claiming that the US$1 billion sale price is too low....
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.
The second day of the SNEC tradeshow drew to a close today in Shanghai with challenges of the Chinese photovoltaic market and its changing nature becoming clear. A foggy day greeted attendees and the opaque nature of the Chinese...
In the first three months of this year the Bosch subsidiary suffered an almost 60% decline in sales compared with 2012. EBIT loss even nearly doubled and increased to more than €16 million.
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...
The German photovoltaic company improved its net loss sequentially and increased shipments, despite sustained overcapacity and price declines.
The 2013 SNEC trade show has opened today with talk of escalating photovoltaic trade wars ever present and the intense price competition in the Chinese module market evident. Attendance figures are not available, however first...
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.
SolarCity announced today a loss of US$31 million in Q1 2013, as it increased its year-to-year customer base by 106%.
The photovoltaic inverter manufacturer is currently searching for new business models. The firm's chief executive, Pierre Pascal Urbon, aims to reposition SMA as an energy management company.
Asian, American and European solar energy representatives met at the "Solar Leaders Dialogue", within the framework of SNEC 2013 tradeshow and conference in Shanghai, to discuss the industry's current challenges, trends and...
The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (YPEKA) announced on Friday the new feed-in tariffs (FITs) for photovoltaic systems. An over 40% tariff reduction has been signed off on, both for ground-mounted and...
As a side event to the SNEC trade show that will begin tomorrow in Shanghai, metal paste supplier Heraeus has opened an expanded photovoltaics lab at its Chinese branch, the Heraeus Materials Technology Shanghai (HTMS). Despite a...
IG Metall, Germany’s biggest industrial union, is calling on Bosch to reconsider its withdrawal from the crystalline solar photovoltaic business in view of the European Commission’s plan to slap Chinese imports with anti-dumping...
In response to the EU Commission's plans to impose provisional anti-dumping duties of an average 47% on Chinese solar imports as of June 6, China has called for dialogue and consultations to solve EU trade disputes.
The smart meter market is burgeoning in China, according to market research company IHS iSuppli, but manufacturers are being hit by a price erosion similar to that which devastated solar panel makers last year.
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