Daily Archives: August 9, 2013

First Solar buys GE’s CdTe thin-film IP and forms business partnership

GE announced the location of its first thin-film plant in October 2011 which would have a nameplate capacity of 400MW and start commercial shipments in 2013. The facility was at the core of a US$600 million investment in entering the … Continue reading

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SolarWorld shareholders approve rescue package; Qatar Solar picks up stake

Shareholders in the beleaguered German manufacturer SolarWorld have given the green light to a comprehensive restructuring of the company’s finances. The debt-for-equity deal, approved by a 91% majority yesterday, will see Doha-based Qatar Solar acquire a 29% interest in SolarWorld … Continue reading

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EU solar trade deal sets floating price on Chinese panels

The EU and China have announced the terms of the deal to end their long-running solar trade dispute, setting a minimum import price linked to industry price reports. The initial price level was not released at the time of publication. … Continue reading

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Leaks reveal EU efforts to close Chinese PV offshore loophole: Sets €0.56 per Watt minimum import price

More details of the EU trade deal have emerged including an attempt to stop Chinese manufacturers from circumventing the legislation by sending production capacity overseas. According to a document seen by PV Tech, Chinese firms will come under scrutiny by the European … Continue reading

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