Solar Manufacturing News

Azure Power to deploy 2GW of PV capacity through SECI’s manufacturing-linked tender
The Indian developer is committed to install 500 megawatts of manufacturing capacity in collaboration with a local panel producer. The agreement includes an option to double the power generation capacity, the decision for which is expected to be taken tomorrow.
Dec 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, India, SECI, tender, Asia, Azure Power
Risen Energy announces 500 Wp+ half cut mono PERC modules
The PV manufacturer declared the development of the new solar panels, which comprise new M12 series monocrystalline wafers, in a summit on Thursday in the Chinese city of Ningbo. The 50-cell modules are in fact slightly larger than 72-cell designs with 156.75 millimeter wafers, it stated.
Dec 13, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Solar Panels, Asia, Risen Energy, wafer
LBIC: Seeing solar potential
Digital imagery with laser lighting has been utilized to quantify a solar cell's performance for a while through a procedure called light beam induced current (LBIC) mapping. But, because of the serial nature of image processing, it has not been easy to do fast. Danish start-up InfinityPV states it has used a method which can expedite the LBIC rate by over 10 million times.
Dec 12, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Europe, solar panel, LBIC
AI-driven robots are making new materials, improving solar cells and other technologies
Ada, an AI-driven robot, searches for new solar cell designs at the University of British Columbia.
Dec 12, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, solar cell, North America, University of British Columbia, Curtis Berlinguette, Benji Maruyama, Apurva Mehta, Kristin Persson, Keith Brown, Joshua Schrier, John Gregoire
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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 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 News, 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 News, Markets & Finance News, 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 News, 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 News, 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 News, Markets & Finance News, 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 News, USA, Canadian Solar, China, JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Asia, Trina Solar, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, Martin Andrew Green