Roth & Rau renamed Meyer Burger AG

Shareholders of Roth & Rau AG have approved a proposal to rename the Hohenstein-Ernstthal facility to Meyer Burger (Germany) AG with immediate effect. Meyer Burger AG has also agreed to sell its subsidiary Roth & Rau – Ortner GmbH to HAP Holding.

Moree Solar Farm starts installing JA Solar modules

JA Solar will deliver a total 70 MW of solar modules to the Moree Solar Farm in New South Wales, Australia. The first batch of modules have been supplied, and are currently being installed.

Bosch acquires Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo

German auto parts giant Bosch has acquired Silicon Valley battery startup Seeo. Seeo has been attempting to move from lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathodes towards nickel cobalt aluminium (NCA) to keep ahead of competition.

LG plans to expand production in South Korea

LG Electronics has decided to expand its production capacity at its production site in Gumi, South Korea. The reason has been stated as the strong global demand for its Cello-technology integrated modules.

Molten salt storage system wins Eureka prize

A team of researchers at the University of South Australia have won the 2015 ANSTO Eureka prize for their molten salt energy storage system. Though the idea of molten salt storage is not new, the team has come up with a different innovative process for energy storage.

Solar-Fabrik closes Wismar operations

The Solar-Fabrik operations in Wismar are nearing the end. The module manufacturerÂ’s facility will cease operation end of November.

ITRPV handed over to German VDMA

The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International, better known as SEMI, has handed over the coordination of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) to German association VDMA.

BYD completes 1MW PV plant in Germany

Chinese manufacturer BYD has completed a 1MW solar PV plant in partnership with EPC Fenecon in Altenau, Germany. BYD says the use of its glass-glass modules increases lifetime to 40 years.

India one of top three export markets for Chinese modules

The Chinese PV sector imported 12 GW of solar modules in the first half of 2015. Of this, over 6 GW were to Japan, India and the U.S. according to EnergyTrend’s latest report. More consolidation is also in the horizon.

Germany: 35% more PV storage installations

The number of subsidized solar power storage installations has increased by more than 35% in a year in Germany. Falling prices and the desire for energy independence are fuelling this high demand.

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