Solar Manufacturing News
Hard times for thin-film PV module makers as Crystalsol and Calyxo file for insolvency
Calyxo, a German cadmium telluride solar module manufacturer, has filed for insolvency for the second time, despite the recent emergence of new prospective investors. Meanwhile, Crystalsol – an Austrian flexible solar panel maker – has also initiated insolvency proceedings, due to losses of roughly €7 million.
Jan 14, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, Austria, Crystalsol, Calyxo
LONGi signs 2-year monocrystalline wafer supply deal worth US$1.5 billion
The largest monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co has signed a two-year wafer supply deal with Chinese solar cell producer, Jiangsu Runyang Yueda Photovoltaic Technology Co (Runergy) worth approximately US$1.5 billion (RMB 10.34 billion).
Jan 14, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, Longi Green Energy Technology, monocrystalline wafer, p type mono perc, runergy
OYA Solar expands solar development services to Pennsylvania
OYA Solar, a North American full-service solar developer, has launched development operations in Pennsylvania.
Jan 13, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Pennsylvania, North America, OYA Solar
Indian scientists are developing unique VRFB
OPG and IITD collaborate to conduct a joint research and development of vanadium redox flow batteries. The project is financed by Indian Science & Technology Department.
Jan 13, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, India, Asia, OPG, IITD, vanadium flow batt
Half-cut modules from Sharp
The Japanese electronics giant has unveiled three monocrystalline half-cut cell modules said to provide 2-3% better performance than standard, full cell panels. The claimed efficiency of the modules exceeds 19.5% and Sharp says power output ranges from 330-395 W.
Jan 13, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Japan, Sharp, monocrystalline, Asia, PV module, PERC
Panasonic warns US solar installers of Tesla designated panels on the market with no warranties
Panasonic has warned US solar installers about Tesla selling a “large quantity” of its solar panels designated to the company to an unidentified third-party wholesaler that would not be covered by Panasonic product warranties.
Jan 10, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, TESLA, rooftop, Panasonic, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, residential, North America
BYD intends to increase production of solar panels in Brazil
Shenzhen-based BYD intends to significantly increase the production of solar panels in Brazil in 2020, in response to demand from the local market, said the director of marketing and sustainability of BYD in Brazil, Adalberto Maluf.
Jan 9, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Canadian Solar, Solar Panels, South america, Brazil, BYD
Cost-efficient solar cells for space application
Scientists from American National Renewable Energy Lab have discovered a new technology to cut the costs of manufacturing of a very efficient (but at the same time extremely costly) GaAs solar cell.
Jan 9, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, China, solar cells, Asia, North America
JA Solar starts ramping 1.6GW monocrystalline ingot capacity expansion project
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has started ramping a 1.6GW monocrystalline ingot production expansion project at its main ingot production plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.
Jan 8, 2020 // Manufacturing News, JA Solar, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, solar cell, investment, monocrystalline wafer
AST bags volume order for high-efficiency PERC solar cell measurement systems
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a new volume order for PERC solar cell measurement systems from what it said was the largest manufacturer of high-efficiency PERC solar cells.
Jan 8, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, c-si manufacturing, solar cell, PERC, Gordon Deans, aurora solar technologies, pv celltech
JinkoSolar developing multi-junction solar cell for space and terrestrial applications
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has partnered with the Shanghai Institute of Space Power-Sources (SISP) to co-develop high-efficiency multi-junction solar cell technology for both space and terrestrial applications.
Jan 8, 2020 // Manufacturing News, China, c-si manufacturing, JinkoSolar, Asia, solar cell, iii-v, Jin Hao
SunPower appoints new CFO to Maxeon spin-off’s leadership team
SunPower has appointed a new chief financial officer to the leadership team of its planned manufacturing spin-off, Maxeon Solar Technologies.
Jan 7, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, manufacturing, SunPower, North America, m&a, Maxeon, Joanne Solomon
JinkoSolar lands 150MW Cambodia solar supply deal
Leading module manufacturer JinkoSolar is to supply 150MW worth of its high-efficiency Cheetah solar panels for projects in Cambodia.
Jan 7, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, JinkoSolar, Asia, Cambodia, south east asia
First Solar to pay US$350 million to settle 2012 class action case
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, First Solar has agreed to settle a 2012 class action lawsuit to the tune of US$350 million. The settlement is subject to approval by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.
Jan 6, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Malaysia, Germany, SMSL, Europe, Asia, first solar inc, cdte thin-film modules
LONGi planning 40GW mono wafer expansion as 100GW capacity target looms
LONGi Green Energy Technology Co, the largest monocrystalline wafer producer, has signed a new agreement to build a new 20GW wafer plant in Chuxiong, Yunnan province with further plans to expand capacity to 40GW in the future.
Jan 6, 2020 // Manufacturing News, China, c-si manufacturing, Asia, investment, monocrystalline wafer, longii
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