Thin film manufacturer, First Solar remained the largest supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules with a global share of 8.4 percent in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest analysis of the PV module market from IMS Research.
A research collaboration agreement has been announced between the Sanyo Electric Group and the University of California, San Diego, the U.S. which will see a number of solar energy research projects undertaken.
BlueChip Energy has started on stage one of the Rinehart Solar Farm, a 10 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) facility in Central Florida, the U.S. It is expected to be one of the states largest private solar plants.
Nevada-based Hybrid Energy Holdings, Inc. has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOS) with KS IP Holdings, LLC (KS-IPH) to acquire and develop a select group from KS-IPH’s Solar Energy Technologies portfolio. The transaction is valued at USD$18 million.
Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has announced a contract for wire saws and wafer inspection systems worth over CHF 25 million (around USD$21 million or 18 million) with Chinese manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
A mediation committee concerning the cuts in the promotion of solar energy has been convened by Germany’s Bundesrat upper house of parliament. A key industry figure has said that people should not expect the cuts to be smaller though.
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