India mulling safeguard duties on solar imports with China in sights

India is now considering imposing safeguard duties on the import of solar cells and modules from China and certain other countries, while it continues contemplating imposing anti-dumping measures.

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Mondragon secures €22 million in solar module assembly orders

Mondragon Assembly Solar, a division of Spain-based Mondragon Assembly Group has secured multiple new turnkey assembly and automated assembly equipment orders from Algeria, Egypt, and China in June.

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REC adds its first mono-module to product offering for Japanese residential market

Norway headquartered integrated PV module manufacturer REC Group has launched its first product using monocrystalline solar cells, a compact 50-cell module, specifically designed for the Japanese residential market.

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Singulus wins follow-on order for CIGS thin-film sputtering tools

Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has secured a new follow-on order with an unidentified customer in Germany for several CIGS thin-film sputtering tools.

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Centrotherm sharing in tool orders from Manz for China CIGS thin-film lines

PV specialist equipment supplier centrotherm has secured a number of sputtering systems tool orders for two turnkey CIGS thin-film facilities being supplied by equipment and automation specialist Manz for JV customers Shanghai Electric Group and Shenhua Group.

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JinkoSolar collaborates with TUV Rheinland on bifacial module testing standards

Leading Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) member JinkoSolar said it had been collaborating with TUV Rheinland to develop standardized testing methods for bifacial PV module technology.

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Heliatek’s organic thin-film technology used on Engie’s research center

French multinational electric utility company Engie has deployed Heliatek’s organic OPV thin-film technology as part of new façade at Engie’s research center in Linkebeek, Belgium.

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Renewsys launches 5-busbar cell production in India’s Telangana

India-based solar equipment manufacturer Renewsys India, part of international conglomerate Enpee Group, has launched production of 5-busbar (BB) solar PV cells at a Hyderabad facility in the Indian state of Telangana.

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Vikram Solar hits 1GW solar module capacity in Kolkata

India-based PV manufacturer and EPC firm Vikram Solar has expanded its module manufacturing capacity from 900MW to 1GW at its fab in Kolkata.

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Intersolar Europe 2017: Bifacial will be mainstream in two years says LONGi

Bifacial modules will be the standard utility-scale PV product for LONGi Solar, according the company’s president.

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Neo Solar Power in major business transition stage as market forces hit

Taiwan-based cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) is not expecting a recovery in sales until fourth quarter of 2017, due to a series of market forces impacting its business.

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