Here we are again, everything you could possibly need to know about this week in solar shoe-horned into one handy email. Those of you old enough can think of it as a sun-drenched That Was The Week That Was.
Bosch will close its silicon thin film works in Erfurt, Germany. In the future, the company will concentrate on the areas of crystalline and CIS thin film photovoltaics.
After months of speculation, the insolvent Q.Cells has confirmed the Hanwha Group’s interest in taking it over. While the two parties have signed a contract, the acquisition must still be approved by Q.Cells’ creditors.
A 21-page policy paper on energy released by presumptive U.S. GOP Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney in advance of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, next week is predicated more on "what lies beneath" than on...
In a sign that major Japanese corporations are mobilizing to develop photovoltaic projects in the country under the revamped FIT regime, the Japan Mega Solar Power Co. has formed. The new company plans to invest 100 billion yen...
In its Q2 results released today, Chinese vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturer, ReneSola has announced that it has exceeded revenue and shipment guidance. Despite this strong result, the company posted a US$34.6...
Chinese polysilicon and wafer supplier, GCL-Poly has announced weak half-year results, with revenues falling by 22.4% and gross profit by 109.3%. In a statement announcing the results, chairman and CEO, Zhu Gong Shan has...
Following the news that Hanwha may take the insolvent Q.Cells SE over, Saxony-Anhalt is placing its hopes in South Korea. The state government is heading to there next week to hold discussions with potential investors.
Shareholders in Brazil’s renewable energy major, Renova Energia, approved a decision on August 22, which will see the company – until now a major wind developer – expand its activities into solar energy.
Chinese photovoltaic player, JinkoSolar has seen many financial improvements in Q2 2012, unlike many of its peers. While losses were recorded, particularly compared to Q2 2011, positive progress from Q1 has been made.
Solar monitoring and asset management solution provider, Draker and Solar Power Technologies, Inc. (SPTI) have completed their merger. The new, combined company has also announced the closing of US$8 million worth of equity.
According to reports, thin film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) manufacturer, AQT Solar is looking for support in the form of a new partner or buyer.
Germany-based centrotherm photovoltaics AG has announced operations at its Vienna branch in Austria are to be discontinued.
New figures have revealed that new global photovoltaic installations surpassed 13 GW in the first six months of 2012. In 2H almost 18 GW is expected to be added. For the FY, Germany, China and the U.S. will be the leading...
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has concluded that 6 renewable energy subsidies in the U.S. violate provisions made under the WTO Subsidy and Countervailing Measures Agreement and the Article 3 of 1994 General Agreement on...
The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA) has criticized the trade complaint filed by a SolarWorld-led consortium in the EU against Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers. In response, it has called for the...
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