Solar Manufacturing News

Keep aware of the latest events in the world of solar manufacturing. Find top news on major suppliers of solar panels and modules, photovoltaic inverters, storage batteries, and other PV equipment, products and components. We will provide you with insights into solar pricing, recent projects, new manufacturing R&D and technologies.

Energy Materials Corporation to help scale-up creation of perovskite solar PV panels
Energy Materials Corporation reports that the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office has chosen EMC to progress perovskite photovoltaic module development and research.
Dec 11, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, PV panels, perovskite, Energy Materials Corporation, Energy Solar Energy Technologies
JinkoSolar to begin shipping Tiger bifacial modules
Chinese module manufacturer is stepping up its prowess with 314 MW of new high-efficiency Tiger modules being released to the market.
Dec 10, 2019 // Manufacturing, China, pv modules, JinkoSolar, Asia, bifacial modules, Kanping Chen, Tiger
BYD declares new inverters "Battery-Box Premium" line
Chinese firm BYD Co. Ltd. intends to establish the "Battery Box Premium" line, the next generation of its own Battery Box, at the first quarter of 2020.
Dec 9, 2019 // Manufacturing, Inverters, China, Asia, BYD
Collaboration for 20 percent efficient CIGS solar modules
European solar panel makers have combined efforts with research centers to developed improved procedures for CIGS manufacturing. The venture codenamed SUCCESS aims at production line efficiency exceeding 20 percent for modules sized 30 cm x 30 cm
Dec 6, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, France, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, solar cell, Netherlands, HZB, CIGS, SMIT, Solar Frontier, flexible module, Solliance, IMN
PV modules by JinkoSolar installed on 40-megawatt Netherlands-based Almelo project
JinkoSolar, a SMSL pioneer, has provided Danish PV developer Obton with 40 megawatts of superefficient Cheetah HC 60 photovoltaic panels for its newly finished Netherlands-based venture.
Dec 5, 2019 // Manufacturing, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, pv modules, Europe, JinkoSolar, Netherlands, obton
Soltec announces better energy harvest using 2P on bifacial trackers
Soltec, a leading solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the results of bifacial PV panel and tracker functionality testing from the BiTEC test centre at Livermore, the state of California, revealing an advantage in using two-module-in-portrait as well as a general gain of 15.7 percent.
Dec 5, 2019 // Manufacturing, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, California, USA, pv modules, Bifacial PV, North America, Soltec, BiTEC, mono-facial
LONGi signs a significant deal with Adani for PV module sales throughout next year
LONGi Solar, member of the so called super league of solar module suppliers, has concluded a sale and purchase contract with Indian Adani Green Energy to provide around 1.2 thousand megawatts of its highly efficient p-Type mono solar panels throughout the year to come.
Dec 4, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, India, China, pv power plants, c-si manufacturing, Asia, longi solar, monocrystalline wafer, Adani Green Energy
A new metric to evaluate the economic feasibility of cell efficiency increase
Researchers have introduced a new metric for determination of the highest allowable cost for cell efficiency increase and levelized cost of electricity optimization. The scientists have called this new parameter ‘value of efficiency’.
Dec 3, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, Commercial, USA, LCOE, North America, PV cell, VOE
Energyra works on restarting PV factory in the Netherlands
The insolvent photovoltaic manufacturer is still talking to potential investment partners, but it claims that it could resume PV module production at its shuttered factory in the Dutch municipality of Zaanstad on short notice.
Nov 29, 2019 // Manufacturing, Europe, Netherlands, Energyra, Daniel Kuijk
300 MW of new solar for China’s 800 kV UHV transmission project
JinkoSolar has announced that it will supply 300 MW of its Tiger solar panels for what it describes as an ultra-high voltage demonstration plant in China’s Qinghai’s province. The project will be connected to an ultra-high voltage power line that State Grid Corp. of China is building to connect the far northwestern part of the country to the more heavily populated eastern provinces.
Nov 29, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Grids, China, JinkoSolar, Asia, mono perc, Kangping Chen
The ‘butterfly effect’ of Chinese PV listings
A recent study shows that PV costs have declined faster than any other energy technology over the past two decades. The researcher behind the study said this would not have been possible without the “butterfly effect,” which is based on the idea that a small change in one part of a complex system can have a large impact elsewhere. The researcher also attributed the the rapidly declining cost of PV to Chinese manufacturing and strong US investor support.
Nov 29, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, USA, Canadian Solar, China, JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Asia, Trina Solar, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, Martin Andrew Green
Enel hits 1.3GW of Mexican solar with launch of first bifacial-only plant
Enel Green Power hit a number of milestones as it switched on a large-scale solar plant in Mexico, taking its solar portfolio in the country past the 1.3GW mark.
Nov 29, 2019 // Manufacturing, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, America, Enel, subsidy-free solar, Mexico, North America, bifacial solar, egp
LONGi is to create a huge mono-crystalline ingot factory
One of the major Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers and developers, LONGi Green Energy, is going to construct a novel mono-crystalline Si ingot production facility with a capacity of 10 gigawatts. The fab will be located in Tengchong municipality, in the province of Yunnan.
Nov 29, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, China, Asia, LONGi, ingot, mono-crystalline
JA Solar returns to stock market listing in China
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has completed a buyout of a Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SSE) listed company, after delisting from the NASDAQ in mid-2018.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance, China, SMSL, JA Solar, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, Trina Solar, monocrystalline wafer, shenzen
Aleo Solar introduces a new solar module to the market
Aleo’s new product will become commercially available in January 2020. Within the framework of the recent trend, the Germany-based photovoltaics maker is tending to increase the cell size. The advanced PV device is said to provide up to 333 watts of power production.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing, Germany, Europe, taiwan, solar module, Aleo