A spokesperson has told pv magazine Siemens will "significantly" scale its inverter business back in 2013, due to the weakening demand for photovoltaic components. Meanwhile, the company has provided two reasons for its solar...
U.S.-based Abound Solar has temporarily cut 180 permanent jobs as it cancels the manufacture of its first-generation photovoltaic modules. The decision took immediate effect.
A new report looking at the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) glass market predicts that its market value will rise by at least 400 percent over the next five years. It also highlights the firms to watch and explains why...
China-based JinkoSolar has opened a "cutting edge" photovoltaic module testing laboratory in China’s Jiangxi. The manufacturer aims to conduct test programs independently.
IMS Research has found that while annualized photovoltaic module price declines have slowed, Chinese Tier 2 manufacturers are implementing "highly competitive" pricing strategies.
AU Optronics has said it will market its solar products under the brand name BenQ Solar. The move is in line with its "Global Operation, Local Delivery" business strategy.
DuPont and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited’s subsidiary, Yingli Energy (China) Company Limited have signed a strategic photovoltaic materials agreement worth US$100 million.
Having secured US$19.2 million in financing, Solar Junction says it will be scaling up capacity of its multi-junction high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) cells to 50 megawatts (MW) by the end of 2012.
Lower polysilicon prices and higher photovoltaic module efficiencies are expected to further lower crystalline silicon (c-Si) module prices in 2012, according to Brett Prior, a senior analyst at U.S.-based GTM Research, the...
According to one research company, the photovoltaic inverter industry experienced a "record" year in 2011, with shipments increasing by up to 15 percent year-on-year. Meanwhile, a second has reported that growth actually declined...
Semprius has recorded an efficiency of 33.9 percent on one of its high concentrating photovoltaic (HCPV) modules. The results have been verified by the Instituto de Energia Solar (IES) at the University of Madrid, in Spain.
The EU Parliament has officially changed the guidelines for its WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive. Under the amendments, used photovoltaic modules must now be collected and recycled.
According to various reports, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has once again moved back the deadline for its decision regarding the SolarWorld-led U.S.-China trade dispute.
U.S. thin film photovoltaic module manufacturer, Stion, has secured US$130 million in equity investment. Among other plans, it will establish a Korean subsidiary and manufacturing facility.
Oerlikon has released a new production line which, it says, allows thin film silicon photovoltaic modules to be produced at around US$0.50 or €0.35 per Watt peak (/Wp) and reduces capital expenditure by 20 percent.
Shaanxi Tianhong Silicon Industrial Corporation (STSIC) is to begin producing polysilicon, after commissioning German equipment supplier, centrotherm SiTec GmbH. Two solar cell production lines are also being installed.
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