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Solar glass manufacturer criticises Chinese oversupply

Solar glass.

Japanese glass company AGC is betting on auto glass because it says it cannot compete with Chinese prices. The well-worn complaint echoes those of EU and U.S. solar companies.


Suntech bid is confirmed

Suntech headquarters.

A consortium of cell and module manufacturer Jiangsu Shunfeng and the Wuxi local government's investment arm has been confirmed as the bidder for Suntech's insolvent Wuxi manufacturing unit. The consortium is proposing to...


Light at the end of the tunnel

Stefan Rinck, President and CEO of Singulus Technologies, talks about the market for photovoltaic machine manufacturers and a new product which can increase the efficiency of cells.


First Solar loses $60m on sale of Mesa facility

First Solar's Mesa facility.

The Mesa plant, intended to produce PV modules, never went into production and is being sold off at a loss. The facility includes what First Solar claimed would be Arizona's largest solar rooftop.


All Energy: looking to the commercial rooftop market

The All Energy trade show 2013, in Melbourne.

The commercial rooftop market is an important growth area as a post-FIT residential sector slows. But rigid requirements from state utilities are an obstacle for installers.


Polysilicon manufacturers named in U.S. lawsuit

The trust bringing a lawsuit against Trina, Yingli and Suntech says polysilicon suppliers 'such as' GCL-Poly and Daqo New Energy conspired with module makers to fix prices. Legal papers also name three Chinese banks as...


Japan installs 1.82 GW of PV capacity in Q2

Commercial installations accounted for 1.4 GW, outshining residential PV for the first time in more than 12 months.


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