Solar Manufacturing News

Chinese investor buys 14% stake in Comtec Solar
Sun Da has moved to become the lithium energy storage and electric vehicle battery company’s second largest investor, raising HK$10.3 million for the business in the process.
Jan 3, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Storage, China, Asia, Comtec Solar, Sun Da
JA Solar unveils plans for new 5GW cell, 10GW module production facilities
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has unveiled plans to bolster its output with a new cell manufacturing facility and module production plant.
Jan 2, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, manufacturing, China, JA Solar, pv modules, Asia, solar cell, cell
SunPower to cut up to 160 jobs amidst restructuring
US solar firm SunPower is to cut up to 160 jobs as part of a restructuring plan following the spin off of its manufacturing operations.
Jan 2, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, manufacturing, SunPower, pv modules, investment, finance, North America
JA Solar To Supply More Than 490 MW Modules To Huanghe Hydropower Project
JA Solar has announced that it has won a tender to supply high-efficiency modules to Huanghe hydropower transmission project. The company will supply 490 MW to Huanghes Qinghai Province ultra-high voltage Transmission project.
Dec 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, JA Solar, pv modules, Huanghe
Enphase announces off grid solar-plus-storage solution and commercial microinverters
The American energy tech firm has recently unveiled its “Ensemble in a Box” solar-plus-storage set for 2 solar modules and a 640-watt 2-module microinverter.
Dec 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Policy, USA, solar-plus-storage, North America, Enphase
490 MW solar modules for UV Transmission Project tender awarded to JA Solar
JA Solar will supply high-efficiency modules to the Huanghe Hydropower project. JA won the bid to supply the modules to the ultra-high project China based transmission project.
Dec 26, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, tender, JA Solar, pv modules, Asia, UHV
Solar Array Allows Karcher To Go Clean On Energy
Q Cells, A South Korea Company has already supplied about 299.77 kWp to the United Kingdom’s headquarters. The company installed a solar system consisting of 967 modules in 7 days. The modules were supplied to Solar Perfect because it lacked adequate storage spaces.
Dec 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UK, Q CELLS, South Korea, Europe, Asia, Karcher
REIL invites companies to bid for the supply of 1.3 million multicrystalline silicon cells
Only Indian companies are allowed to bid for this project. The company that succeeds will supply 4.5W, 4.6W and 4.67W multicrystalline silicon solar cells. the bidding process is expected to close on the 6th day of January.
Dec 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, REIL, silicon cells
REC Silicon hit by call-in of $17m loan related to failed wafer operation
Finnish lender Nordea has called in a NOK150 million indemnity loan thought to have been taken out by REC Silicon ASA as a result of the bankruptcy of its Norwegian wafer manufacturing arm seven years ago.
Dec 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Washington, Europe, North America, Norway, REC Silicon, Nordea
Gauging non-fulleren acceptors for organic PV
U.S. scientists are trying to understand how non-fullerene small-molecule acceptors (NAFs) increase the efficiency of organic PV devices. They claim that methoxy groups embedded in the acceptors could facilitate an efficiency increase of approximately 6%.
Dec 20, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, organic PV, North America, Georgia Institute of Technology, UNIST, organic PV cells, organic PV devices, Jean-Luc Brédas
1366 Technologies Adds $18m in its Quest to Obtain Cheaper Solar Cells
1366 technollogy investing so much to ensure that they spend less time forming wafer with the use of molten silicon.
Dec 20, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, solar cell, wafer, North America, 1366 technollogy
New thermodynamic formula to calculate bifacial gains
An American research team developed the new formula by applying to bifacial cells the Shockley-Queisser triangle, which is used to calculate the maximum theoretical efficiency of a monofacial solar cell using a single p-n junction technology. According to the group’s findings, the the triangle can help to clarify the deeper physical principles of the bifacial technology.
Dec 19, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Bifacial PV, PV module, North America, thermodynamic formula, Purdue University, Mohammad Ryyan Khan
Jinko aims for 10 GW of Tiger module production capacity by 2021
The Chinese manufacturer’s roadmap for its new module technology includes plans to raise panel output to 500 W. The Tiger modules are said to be fully compatible with the company’s existing module encapsulation processes and equipment.
Dec 19, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, JinkoSolar, Asia, PV module, PERC, solar module, Tiger modules
The Malaysian Government approves the build of a solar glass factory
The project will be built by an undisclosed multinational glass company in the Sabah region at Kota Kinbalu park and it’s worth $483 million.
Dec 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Malaysia, Asia, Datuk Darell Leiking, Xinyi Solar
AI To Go For the Best Solar Perovskites
A team of researchers in the US is using machine learning technology to optimize the composition of the material. It will help to predict the performance of perovskite solar cells and design strategies. According to the research conducted by 2000 peers, they reviewed perovskite publications which allowed them to collect over 300 data points.
Dec 18, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, perovskite, North America, University of Central Florida, Javan Thomas, Sollar Cells