Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Manz enters into massive CIGS partnership in China

The German tool maker will supply €263 million worth of thin-film production equipment to two Chinese companies, as well as turning over its R&D company to a joint venture.

Hanergy to accept Hong Kong regulator demands over trading resumption

Hanergy Thin Film Power (HTF) says it will not contest an order by Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) to pay outstanding debts to its subsidiaries, as it seeks to resume trading of its stock.

Meyer Burger continues strong start to 2017 with new CHF 19 million orders

The Swiss PV manufacturing equipment supplier has had an excellent start to the year, with these now the company’s sixth major orders for its highly technical equipment, while the recapitalization stays on track with an approval from the High Court for the resolutions of the bondholders.

EU ProSun casts doubt on Solar Power Europe manufacturing figures

The conflict between the two organizations goes beyond policy approaches, with EU ProSun stating that SolarWorld was never contacted for information.

UL to provide information on IEC 61730 updates

The international PV module standard IEC 61730 went through significant alterations this year, and on Thursday UL will host a webinar to explain the changes.

Astronergy receives import license for solar modules in Turkey

The German solar module manufacturer has received the license for up to 100 MW of solar modules, and is one of the few international companies to receive such a license, after the Turkish government put strict limits on PV module imports in an attempt to develop its domestic market.

Canadian Solar secures US$210 million loan for Thailand facility

Siam Commercial Bank plc (SCB) and China Minsheng Bank will jointly provide the manufacturer with a US$210 million loan to finance its new production facility in Thailand.

SolarWorld invests in diamond wire saws for German wafering

The German PV maker will introduce the diamond wire saws at Europe’s largest solar wafer plant in Freiburg.

Comtec Solar forecasts 2016 loss, signs development deal

The Shanghai-based integrated solar specialist said it expects to record a “substantial” net loss for the year to the end of December.

Meyer Burger receives third significant order in a week

Meyer Burger’s solar PV manufacturing equipment is in vogue at the minute, as the company has enjoyed a flurry of new orders in the last week, the most recent a CHF 8 million (USD 7.9 million) order from one of the company’s existing European customers.