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JinkoSolar’s order book for 2020 is rapidly filling up
The SMSL reported second-quarter PV module shipments of 3,386MW, an increase of 11.5% from 3,037MW in the first quarter of 2019 and an increase of 21.2% from 2,794MW in the second quarter of 2018.
Sep 2, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, JinkoSolar, Asia, PV module, monocrystalline wafer, Kangping Chen
The weekend read: Chile taps ‘white gold’ for security of energy supply
Chile is home to a massive 10.3 million tons of lithium reserves, most of which is found in the Atacama Desert in the northern part of the country. With some of the highest solar irradiation levels on Earth, this region also boasts the perfect conditions for generating solar power. Developments in the photovoltaic market, alongside implementation of more efficient energy storage systems, are positioning Chile as a regional leader in this field. So what does the future hold for battery energy storage systems (BESS) in Chile, and what obstacles lie in their way?
Sep 1, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Engie, Chile, South america, BESS, lithium, Sebastián Piñera, AES Gener, Claudia Rahmann, Juan Carlos Jobet, Javier Giorgio
IndianOil to produce non-lithium EV batteries
The state-run fossil fuel giant has partnered with an unnamed foreign start-up to produce electric vehicle batteries using raw materials easily available in India.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, India, Asia, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, electric vehicle, EV batteries
Jinko: ‘The days of mono will soon be behind us’
A spokeswoman from the Chinese manufacturer of the Swan series of double-sided solar panels says monofacial modules will soon be consigned to residential use as the price gap between them and higher-yielding bifacial products rapidly closes.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Jinko Solar, China, bifacial, Trump, Asia, LONGi, Dany Qian
Longi: ‘Our larger wafer must be industry standard’
The Chinese giant has argued its 166mm M6 product should be the new iteration used worldwide, even though larger products have been launched by rivals. Longi says the fact existing cell and module production lines can be adapted for the M6 means rising demand for solar worldwide can be swiftly satisfied.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, China, Asia, LONGi, solar modules, Zhonghuan Semiconductor, wafer, Li Zhenguo, Shen Wenzhong
Solargiga finally gets 600 MW ingot and wafer operation up and running
The solar manufacturer today moved to reassure investors ahead of what promises to be another rocky set of first-half figures in two days’ time. The Hong Kong company says it wants to add another 3.6 GW of mono ingot and wafer capacity by early 2021.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Hong Kong, Asia, wafer, Solargiga, mono ingot
JA Solar provides 33.1MW of mono-PERC panels to Scythia-Solar-2 project in Ukraine
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has supplied 33.1MW of mono-PERC panels to Ukraine-based project developer, UDP Renewables for the Scythia-Solar-2 PV power plant in the Zaporizhia region of the country.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Ukraine, UDP Renewables, pv power plants, SMSL, JA Solar, pv modules, Europe
PVEL adding new solar module testing regimes including backsheet durability and LeTID sensitivity
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) is including a number of key module reliability tests to its PV Module Product Qualification Program (PQP) that is more responsive to downstream market needs.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, PV Tech, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, North America, pvel, top performer, pv module reliability scorecard, letid, backsheet, microcracks, DNV GL
Waaree Energies cumulative solar module shipments nearing 2.5GW
India's largest solar panel manufacturer, Waaree Energies said it was closing in on achieving cumulative solar module shipments of 2.5GW as its recent capacity expansions took nameplate production to 1.5GW.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, India, pv power plants, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, waaree, Sunil Rathi
Tendency toward diversification
Looking back at the PV market in 2018, micro module technologies started maturing in development and moving on to mass production, writes TrendForce analyst Lions Shih. Modules are no longer limited to a single design as before, but rather continuing on the path toward diversification in 2019. The situation is spreading into other areas, as may be seen in the upstream silicon wafer and cell segments.
Aug 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, wafers, bifacial modules, bifacial cells, EnergyTrend
Canada extends trade measures against Chinese metal silicon
With the anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed in November 2013 set to expire nine months ago, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal has extended them for another five years, ruling their expiry would harm the nation’s only domestic manufacturer.
Aug 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Canada, China, polysilicon, Asia, North America, metal silicon, Quebec Silicon Limited Partnership, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, QSIP Canada ULC, Wacker Chemie AG, Pedro Larrea
Enel breaks ground on Chilean drone-monitored bifacial solar park
Enel Green Power has reached another development milestone in Latin America, rolling out the first components of what it says is Chile’s largest solar project to enter construction to date.
Aug 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, drone, pv power plants, Chile, solar pv, bifacial, utility-scale PV, South america, Latin america, enel green power
Brazil’s faltering manufacturing ambition
A binational integrated solar industry project, announced just over a year ago, aims to build a vertically integrated solar manufacturing industry along the border between Brazil and Paraguay. But the project is now on hold pending an update and reassessment by its new managers.
Aug 26, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Canadian Solar, JA Solar, South america, JinkoSolar, Brazil, Paraguay, Green Silicon, Maycon Vendrame, José Alberto Alderete, Marcos Kurata, Adalberto Maluf, Absolar, Abinee, BYD
French scientists try to uncover the secrets of black perovskite
X-ray analysis is said to have solved the mystery of how to preserve optical absorption in perovskite layers. Researchers say the discovery could help stabilize the material and speed up the launch of a new ingredient for PV research.
Aug 23, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Europe, Belgium, Julian Steele, KU Leuven University
Heraeus claims module output increases by 2.1% with new ribbon
The performance of the company’s Selectively Coated Ribbons was measured for more than a year in a field test. Heraeus says the yield gains are achieved by the device’s optical properties – said to enable improved reflection – even at low angles of incidence and in low-light conditions.
Aug 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, Heraeus, Selectively Coated Ribbons, Peter Berghofer
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