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SolarWorld Americas is up for sale

As part of the insolvency process of the U.S. solar cell and panel maker’s parent company, the Oregon factory is now for sale.

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Suniva, SolarWorld describe “manufacturing bloodbath”

The crash in PV module prices and resulting struggles of the U.S. solar cell and module manufacturing industry were displayed as Section 201 petitioners and their supporters made their case before the U.S. International Trade Commission today.

Could The Solar Trade Petition Destroy The Industry? Not If It Fights Back

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford of Standard Solar argues that the solar industry must mobilize politically to fight the Section 201 investigation initiated by Suniva.

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SunPower announces pilot line for new back-contact technology

The new 5 MW line in Silicon Valley will produce cells and modules under a new IBC technology from the company that makes the most powerful commercially available silicon solar products.

Profit and revenue swell for Canadian Solar during Q2

The second quarter financial results for the Chinese-Canadian solar firm reveal above-guidance growth in revenue and shipments, while profit rises to $168 million for the quarter.

Tesla begins pilot deployment of its Solar Roof

The BIPV product is only on the homes of its employees (including its executives) right now, but Tesla predicts that it will begin producing Solar Roof tiles from the Buffalo gigafactory by year end.

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SolarWorld officially enters insolvency

Almost three months after announcing provisional insolvency proceedings, the German module maker has now entered the insolvency process. The company is currently negotiating with a potential investor for the takeover of its two German production sites.

Solar materials demand boosts DuPont segment results

The chemical giant says that the growing PV market drove improved results in its electronics and communications division.

First Solar to re-start Vietnam factory for its Series 6

First Solar is scrambling to meet demand as the Section 201 case drives module hoarding, and may keep its Series 4 product running longer at its Malaysia plant.

We have your back: SolarWorld offers deductibleless secondary warranties

The Oregon-based panel manufacturer launched the SolarWorld Assurance Warranty Protection Program for residential and commercial customers, designed to take effect if the original factory coverage could no longer be supported.

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