The companies signed a purchase agreement in March. The French photovoltaic manufacturer has agreed to take over 128 of the approximately 230 employees and continue the production of solar modules.
The Ankara government has capped its incentive program at 600 MW of new PV plants. It has now awarded the first two licenses. The remaining projects are expected to follow this year.
Proposed changes to the country’s renewable energy law include a 50 percent surcharge on PV self-consumption and a reduction in industry exemptions.
The Bosch site in Arnstadt, Germany could be converted into an industrial park according to a media report. This means between 1,000 to 1,600 jobs might actually be saved at Bosch. At the moment neither Thuringia’s Minister nor Bosch are commenting on the state of affairs.
Just in May the glass division of the German PV company Centrosolar Glas was taken over by Belgian competitor Ducatt. Now it seems that talks about future financing have fallen through. It is business as usual though meantime, despite the loom of insolvency.
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