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Midsummer launches CSR project in Zimbabwe

Stockholm, Sweden, and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Swedish solar energy technology leader Midsummer has decided to support a charity school project in the rural Matopos area of southern Zimbabwe. In cooperation with the Paul & Eszter Karaszi Education Foundation, Midsummer will equip a new computer centre and library at the White Water secondary school with an entire […]

Meyer Burger concludes divestment of wafer business to Precision Surfacing Solutions

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced that it has concluded the divestment of its photovoltaic and specialised materials (e.g. semiconductor and sapphire glass industries) wafering equipment and service business to Precision Surfacing Solutions (PSS). The sale was agreed and announced on February 7, 2019. The purchase price is CHF 50 million […]

National Central University Laboratory Measures Efficiency of New-Generation PV Cells

Following years of effort, including installation of world-class equipment, introduction of verification process, and passage of large-scale measurement comparisons, the Photovoltaic Efficiency Verification Laboratory (PVEVL) of the Research Center for New Generation Photovoltaics, the National Central University, has passed ISO-IEC 17025 certification, the first local PV-cell calibration body to do so. As a result, the […]

Endeas delivers QuickSun all-in-one PV module testing stations for major HJT module factory

Endeas is delivering fully automated QuickSun all-in-one testing stations to a new PV module factory for the final quality inspection of heterojunction (HJT) modules. The new systems, providing annual testing capacity of up to 750MW, will be delivered in the third quarter of 2019 to a leading non-Chinese PV manufacturer. All systems are equipped with […]

Midsummer moves into the customer market for solar panels with new BIPV metal sheet solar roof

Stockholm, Sweden: Swedish solar energy technology leader Midsummer, today launches its new energy producing metal sheet roof “Midsummer solar roofs”. This signals a broader effort to expand from mainly selling production equipment for thin film solar panels into the end market for solar panels for various roofs, facades, vehicles etc through in-house production and via […]

Amtech Systems Announces Plan to Divest Solar Businesses and Focus Solely on the Profitable Growth Opportunities in Its Semiconductor Businesses

TEMPE, Ariz.: Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a manufacturer of capital equipment, including thermal processing and wafer handling automation, and related consumables used in fabricating semiconductor devices, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), silicon carbide (SiC) and silicon power chips and solar cells, today announced that following an extensive review of its businesses, Amtech management and Board of Directors have […]

EkoRE breaks ground on 1 GW vertically integrated module factory in Turkey

The groundbreaking ceremony of annual 1 GW solar panel vertically integrated production facility was held on March 11, 2019 with participation of Energy and Natural Resources Minister of Turkey Mr. Fatih Dönmez’s in Bor Organized Industrial Zone of Niğde. The company also revealed that on April 9, the project was awarded “special project” status under […]

Meyer Burger acquires 18.4% of Oxford PV and issues 62,288,420 registered shares out of the existing authorised capital

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) reported today the successful acquisition of a major equity stake in Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV), as announced on 21 March 2019. Simultaneously with the placement of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd shares by way of an accelerated bookbuilding procedure conducted by Oxford PV (as announced on 27 […]