Solargiga seeing strong demand for mono N-type wafers as sales rebound in 1H 2017

China-based integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer Solargiga Energy Holdings’ sales have rebounded in the first half of 2017, fuelled by demand in China for high-efficiency wafers including N-type wafers for ‘Top Runner’ PV power plant projects.

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1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q CELLS edge cell record up to 20.3%

US-based wafer producer 1366 Technologies and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS have announced a new cells record of 20.3% using direct wafer technology.

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JA Solar’s module shipments smash guidance in Q2

Having turned and continue to remain cautious about its business outlook for the second-half of 2017, JA Solar reported second quarter results that simply defied previous guidance, driven by greater than expected demand in China and a start of a rush to stockpile in the US.

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Motech reduces Q2 losses as solar cell shipments increase

Taiwan-based PV cell and module manufacturer Motech Industries continued a fourth consecutive quarterly loss, yet losses declined on increased solar cell shipments in the second quarter of 2017.

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Amtech raising US$9.3 million from new shares offering

Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Amtech Systems is planning a new share offering to raise around US$9.3 million, which could be used for potential acquisitions.

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SolarWorld Industries starts production

Newly formed German PV module manufacture SolarWorld Industries GmbH has officially started production, according to the insolvency administrator for SolarWorld AG.

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SolarWorld AG’s insolvency administrator starts sale process for SolarWorld Americas

The insolvency administrator for SolarWorld AG’s shares in Solarparc GmbH, Deutsche Lithium GmbH and SolarWorld Americas said it was focusing its efforts on finding buyers for these companies.

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Meyer Burger’s new orders up 15% to US$316 million in first half of 2017

Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has reported a 15% increase in new orders in the first half of 2017, driven by a strong technology buy-cycle in wafer and solar cell sectors.

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SunPower spends US$25 million on new US R&D and pilot line facility

US-headquartered high-efficiency PV cell and module producer SunPower Corp said it had invested around US$25 million in the last 12-months on a new US R&D and pilot line facility located at its headquarters in San Jose, California.

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