Solar Manufacturing News

Solar Industry Asks Trump to Allow More Cell Imports to Spur Domestic PV Manufacturing
U.S. trade officials are preparing a midterm review of the Trump administration’s solar tariffs, with a range of potential outcomes.
Jan 16, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, USA, SunPower, Trump, North America, Hanwha Q-Cells, suniva, John Smirnow
Singulus gets €50 million follow-on CIGS thin film tool order from CNBM
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has received a new order for CIGS thin film processing tools from existing customer, China National Building Materials (CNBM).
Jan 16, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, CIGS thin film, CNBM, singulus technologies
Tentative US-China deal heralds trade bonanza for PV polysilicon makers
The easing of economic tensions between the US and China is set to throw a lifeline to the solar industry, bringing some respite to the sector after years of back-and-forth trade tariffs and levies.
Jan 16, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, America, China, polysilicon, Asia, Donald Trump, North America, REC Silicon, solar trade, wacker, hemlock
Aiko Solar to achieve 45 GW of production capacity in 3 years
Aiko Solar Energy is inclined to considerably increase the production capacity of its plants over the coming three years.
Jan 15, 2020 // Manufacturing News, China, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, monocrystalline wafer, aiko solar
Microsoft May Have a Plan to Use Solar Panels to Charge the Next Surface Pro Through Its Type Cover Accessory
Type Cover for the Surface Pro Will Also Be Able to Charge Machine Using an Artificial Light Source
Jan 15, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Solar Panels, Microsoft
Sungrow to supply inverters for 200 MW of PV projects in Dubai, Egypt
China’s Sungrow Power Supply Co Ltd (SHE:300274) on Tuesday announced two contracts to supply residential, commercial and industrial inverter solutions for projects in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt with a total capacity of 200 MW.
Jan 14, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Sungrow, China, Asia, Africa, Egypt, Alvin Shi
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