SunPower plans to deploy P-Series -- Performance Series -- manufacturing equipment at the Hillsboro plant and expects to start product shipments no later than 1Q, 2019. Hillsboro plant upgrades could come in at as much as $15 million, according to a company statement.
(Source: SunPower, Renewables, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: SolarWorld, www.solarworld-usa.com; SunPower Corp., Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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QSTec has an 8,000 metric tpy high quality, solar grade Polysilicon manufacturing facility in the Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC), Qatar that produces polysilicon for use in the world's most efficient solar technologies. The company has installed ground and rooftop PV installations at its RLIC site with a total installed capacity of 1.1 MW.
QSTec is a JV between Qatar Solar, a fully owned subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, and the Qatar Development Bank.
(Source: QSTec, SolarWorld Industries, TradeArabia News Service, 20 Aug., 2017)Contact: SolarWorld AG, Frank Asbeck, CEO, www.solarworld.de/en/home;
Qatar Solar Technologies, www.qstec.com
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In a brief statement, the company blamed its trouble on "illegal price dumping" by Chinese producers,
"ongoing price distortions" within the market and a "no longer positive forecast for the future."
in the SolarWorld’s downfall.
(Source: SolarWorld AG, Various Media, 10 May, 2017) Contact: SolarWorld AG, SolarWorld USA, (805) 482-6800, www.solarWorld-usa.com; SolarWorld AG, Frank Asbeck, CEO, www.solarworld.de/en/home
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In 2014, QSTec acquired a 29 pct stake in German solar manufacturer SolarWorld AG, and in 2016 secured a 45 pct interest in Centrotherm.
QSTec is a joint venture founded by Qatar Solar, a fully owned subsidiary of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, which owns 70 pct of the company, SolarWorld and the Qatar Development Bank. (Source: QSTec, Various Media, PV Mag, 27 Mar., 2017) Contact: QSTec, Dr. Khalid K. Al Hajri, CEO,
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