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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Amtech quarterly results show growth in orders and revenues

The equipment maker’s results for Q1 fiscal 2017 show a dip in revenue but growth in orders for solar equipment compared to the previous quarter.

Siva Power Expands Santa Clara Facility

The U.S. thin film manufacturer has expanded its development center in Santa Clara, California, and acquired production equipment from First Solar and Bloo Solar.

Flex survives a $500 million loss in business after SunEdison flamed out

Through no fault of its own, the energy-storage manufacturer revealed on its most recent earnings call that the continuing SunEdison fiasco cost it $500 million in revenue in 2016 – but it lived to tell the tale.

UL to give the skinny on IEC 61730 updates

The international PV module standard IEC 61730 went through significant alterations this year, and on Thursday UL will host a webinar to explain the changes.

Tesla to power Nevada gigafactory entirely with solar

The 70 MW system is just one aspect of the plant’s commitment to 100% sustainability – but the company says it will be seven-times larger than the largest rooftop solar system currently installed.

China continues dominance of global renewable energy

A new report examines China’s clean energy investments, which go well beyond its borders, as well as its increasing dominance of PV production and lithium ion processing.

New import duty calculations put higher rates on Canadian Solar

This year’s review of the U.S. trade ruling on Chinese PV cells would otherwise keep duties at similar levels to previous years, but it is expected that few companies will end up paying them.

Settlement clears the way for SunEdison FBR polysilicon sale to GCL-Poly

SunEdison Semiconductor has agreed to allow the transfer of intellectual property to the world’s largest polysilicon and wafer maker, which is seeking to develop FBR polysilicon.

The solar coaster: pv magazine USA’s 2016 year in review

With massive market growth, the bankruptcy of SunEdison and the election of a pro-coal climate denier as president, 2016 really was the best and the worst of times.

Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory to begin producing PV modules in summer 2017

Panasonic also take over capital costs at the new factory in Buffalo, and its HIT technology will be used in the Solar Roof product

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