Solar Manufacturing News
Risen profits for HJT manufacturer
Ukraine’s favorite solar module manufacturer has posted another encouraging set of returns, after a difficult year in 2018. And Risen – which boasted 6.6 GW of annual production capacity at the end of last year, according to analysts at PV InfoLink – is committed to adding another 2.5 GW before 2022.
Oct 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Risen
Kalyon Enerji finds Chinese partner for 500 MW module fab in Turkey
The factory, backed by the Turkish government in September, was originally intended to be built with the support of Korean solar manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells. The new partner is China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC). Production is planned to start next year.
Oct 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Kalyon Enerji, Eren Engur, Turkey, Hanwha Q-Cells
Bangladesh extends incentive scheme for domestic solar industry
PV manufacturers receive 10% of the value of their exported products as an incentive and the nation’s central bank has extended the program to cover this financial year. Bangladesh’s solar manufacturers have called for more, however, and point to more generous schemes to the west.
Oct 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Bangladesh, Asia, solar modules, Munawar Misbah Moin, Golam Baki Masud
AST receives repeat orders for 13 DM measurement systems for PERC cells production
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has won a major repeat order from two top-tier China-based manufacturers of high-efficiency PERC (Passivated Emitter Solar Cell) solar cells.
Oct 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, c-si manufacturing, Asia, PERC, Gordon Deans, aurora solar technologies
RENA secures 10GW of PERC technology orders from three leading Asia manufacturers
PV wet processing specialist, RENA Technologies has received equipment orders from three leading PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) solar cell manufacturers in Asia, totalling 10GW in the last three months.
Oct 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, mono perc, rena technologies, Peter Schneidewind, Christian Peter
Runergy plans another 6 GW of mono PERC manufacturing capacity by 2022
The fact solar manufacturers in China are still aggressively expanding output illustrates the strength of global demand for PV even as hopes for a rebound in Chinese installations appear to have been groundless.
Oct 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, Trina Solar, mono perc, Jinko, GCL, Risen, Run Sunshine Technology, CSI
First Solar completes manufacturing expansion in Ohio, now with total solar panel production capacity at 1.9 GW
Thin-film solar panel manufacturer First Solar today announced the start of production at its new PV module manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio — a few miles from its flagship 600-MW factory in Perrysburg, Ohio. With the completed addition, First Solar has a total annualized production capacity of 1.9 GW in the United States. The company also manufactures panels in Malaysia and Vietnam.
Oct 26, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, First Solar, Mark Widmar, thin-film, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, Ohio, Tymen de Jong
Meyer Burger raises another $14m by selling software subsidiary
The Swiss solar equipment maker has already sold its corporate headquarters this week as it aims to generate a fighting fund until the hoped-for returns of a European PV manufacturing renaissance materialize.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, solar cells, Europe, Asia, meyer burger, Switzerland, AIS Automation Dresden GmbH
China’s much-trailed second-half solar rebound has failed to materialize
The world’s solar superpower added only 16 GW of new generation capacity up to the end of last month, according to the head of the main industry association. Short of a ten-week miracle, the annual capacity figure seems set for a second consecutive steep annual decline.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Wang Bohua
Enel kicks-off production at Italy’s heterojunction module factory
The manufacturing facility, idled a few years ago, will produce bifacial modules. The company claims panel efficiency exceeds 20.5% and the factory has an annual production capacity of around 200 MW.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Italy, Enel, bifacial, Europe, Antonello Irace, HJT heterojunction technology
Sungrow makes further inroads in US market with bankability rating
At the recent Solar Power International trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah, part of the larger North America Smart Energy Week, pv magazine met with Hank Wang, President of the Americas Region at the Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow. The company expects to ship 2 GW of products to North American markets this year with utility-scale products making up the bulk of these shipments.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Sungrow, utility-scale, North America, Hank Wang
Trina the only solar winner in Colombian energy auction
The Colombian government has revealed more details of the renewable energy procurement exercise finalized on Monday. Chinese manufacturer Trina was the bidder behind all three successful solar projects in the auction.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, South america, auction, Trina, Colombia
Promising soiling mitigation solutions should not be left to gather dust
A study has estimated the cost of PV project soiling may increase from €3-5 billion last year to €4-7 billion by 2023 due to more extensive deployment in high insolation and soiling-affected regions, such as China and India. The authors of the paper outlined the potential of soiling mitigation technologies while stressing more R&D is needed to reduce costs and for the adoption of such measures on a larger scale.
Oct 25, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, India, China, Asia, coating materials, soiling
First Solar sold out through the second quarter of 2021
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, First Solar said it was sold out of thin-film cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules through the second half of 2021 as the company continues to ramp its Series 6 larger-area modules.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, pv power plants, Mark Widmar, North America, first solar inc, cdte thin-film modules
Phanes, Huawei team up for major rooftop solar push in UAE
United Arab Emirates (UAE) has witnessed the installation of what is being billed as its leading distributed solar project to date, scattered across dozens of locations.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Canadian Solar, Asia, Huawei, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, UAE, phanes, pv inverter
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