Solar Manufacturing News

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
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 News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, 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 News, Markets & Finance News, 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 News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, 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 News, Germany, Europe, Taiwan, solar module, Aleo
Fisker is launching a new electric SUV
Fisker Inc., an American EV manufacturer, opens a wait list for the forthcoming electric sport utility. Fisker Ocean will boast a solar roof and driving distance on a full charge up to 300 mi.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Transport, USA, TESLA, North America, Fisker
New solar modules from the Indian solar EPC developer
Vikram is launching three new types of PV panels to the United States’ market. The new products are scheduled to become available at the beginning of the next year. These will be glass-on-glass and framed , as well as half-cell standard mono passivated emitter and rear cells. The peak capacity of the panels ranges from 375W up to 425W.
Nov 28, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, India, pv modules, bifacial, Asia, North America, Vikram
German court rules against SolarEdge in Huawei patent infringement case
Inverter manufacturer SolarEdge has been dealt a double blow after patent infringement proceedings brought against rival Huawei were thrown out and a European patent held by the firm was revoked.
Nov 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, SolarEdge, inverter, Huawei, patent
Schletter closes its manufacturing site near Munich
The manufacturer of assembly systems will continue production exclusively at its Chinese facility. At the same time, the company plans to continue cooperating with its German and other foreign production partners. Stopping manufacture in Germany will result in job losses.
Nov 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, Schletter Group
Heraeus launches Photovoltaics Innovation Centre in China
Heraeus Photovoltaics, leading solar provider headquartered in Germany, has launched a huge Shanghai-based Photovoltaics Innovation Centre.
Nov 22, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, heraeus photovoltaics, metallization
TBEA puts a new huge India-based solar inverter fab into operation
The Chinese manufacturer is starting mass production of inverters at its new Indian facility. The expected annual production output is 2 gigawatts – 1 gigawatt at each of the two assembly lines (for string and central inverters).
Nov 21, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Inverters, China, Asia, TBEA
Innovative ‘light harvesting material’ will be produced at a new Swedish factory
Sweden-based solar maker Exeger is building a new factory to manufacture an advanced dye-sensitized material, which is supposed to allow solar-powered portable e-gadgets to operate infinitely with no need for battery recharge.
Nov 21, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, ABB, Sweden, Europe, Exeger
Heliogen is likely to cope with carbon emission problem
The advanced technology developed by the startup funded by Bill Gates is aimed at minimization of gas emissions from heavy industries.
Nov 20, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Thermal, Solar to Fuel, USA, North America, Heliogen, Bill Gates, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels, Concentrated solar power
Air Liquide and Engie cooperate to produce green hydrogen
France-based utilities have signed an agreement for joint deployment of the green hydrogen project, forecasted to generate 1.3 TWh of solar electricity per year as well as 10,440 t of renewable hydrogen by 2027.
Nov 19, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, France, Engie, Europe, green hydrogen, Air Liquide, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels