Suit Filed by Hemlock Sends SolarWorld into Legal Predicament, PV Trade Disputes between China and US may Stay in Stalemate

Hemlock Semiconductor, U.S. polysilicon manufacturer, has sued SolarWorld of Germany for contract violation, demanding US$770 million of compensation. The move may send the latter into a legal predicament, as it is likely to lose in the liti.. more

Samsung Buys BYD’s 4% Shares for $500 Million

China’s booming electric vehicle (EV) market attracted eager foreign investors. Samsung Electronics’ China branch was said to buy news shares of China’s largest EV manufacturer BYD for RMB 3 billion (around US $500 m.. more

China’s Monthly PV Grid Connection in June Estimated to Exceed 10GW

The PV market in China has been unprecedented strong in the first half of 2016, and the installation due date by June 30 drove an overwhelming installation rush in the second quarter of 2016. It is estimated that the PV grid connection capacity in 2Q would have exceed 13.. more

Meyer Burger Wins New Order from China

Semiconductor equipment expert Meyer Burger awarded a new MAiA 2.1 equipment order from an existing, tier-one Chinese customer. The order, which is worth around CHF 18 million, involves in equipment delivery and installation and commissioning of the MAiA 2.1 system .. more

China’s PV Generation Represents 0.6% in Total Electricity Consumption in 1H16

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) announced data related to total electricity consumption in China from January 2016 to June 2016. It was also the first time that NEA included photovoltaic (PV) power generation data. According to NEA’s s.. more

Joint Ventures to Build EV Charging Stations in China

Evatran Group, Inc. (Evatran) and Zhejiang VIE Science and Technology Company (VIE) have formed a joint venture to integrate Plugless, Evatran’s wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging system, into the EVs of car manufacturers (OEMs) based in China. .. more

Samsung SDI and Sungrow Commence Operation of 2000MWh ESS Production in China

Samsung SDI and Sungrow jointly invested US$170 million in constructing a 2,000MWh energy storage system (ESS) production capacity in Hefei, China. The first phase of the construction was completed earlier this year and was officially c.. more


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