Solar Manufacturing News

Jinko aims for 10 GW of Tiger module production capacity by 2021
The Chinese manufacturer’s roadmap for its new module technology includes plans to raise panel output to 500 W. The Tiger modules are said to be fully compatible with the company’s existing module encapsulation processes and equipment.
Dec 19, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, JinkoSolar, Asia, PV module, PERC, solar module, Tiger modules
The Malaysian Government approves the build of a solar glass factory
The project will be built by an undisclosed multinational glass company in the Sabah region at Kota Kinbalu park and it’s worth $483 million.
Dec 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Malaysia, Asia, Datuk Darell Leiking, Xinyi Solar
AI To Go For the Best Solar Perovskites
A team of researchers in the US is using machine learning technology to optimize the composition of the material. It will help to predict the performance of perovskite solar cells and design strategies. According to the research conducted by 2000 peers, they reviewed perovskite publications which allowed them to collect over 300 data points.
Dec 18, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, perovskite, North America, University of Central Florida, Javan Thomas, Sollar Cells
Risen concludes plans to build the first 500MW efficiency module
At Risen's annual suppliers meeting 3 new modules were released and the template for the first 500MW module was also discussed
Dec 18, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Risen, Yafeng Liu
Solaria Signs A 105MW Power Purchase Agreement Energy Deal with Alpiq Trader
According to Medio Ambiente, Solaria Energia has signed an agreement to sell three PV installations with a capacity of 105 MW to Alpiq - a Swiss energy trader.
Dec 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, pv power plants, solar pv, David Guengant, Solaria Energia, Alpiq Trader
Meyer Burger to shutter Zülpich manufacturing facility amidst falling demand
PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger will shutter its Hennecke-branded manufacturing facility in Zülpich, Germany, affecting some 60 employees.
Dec 18, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Germany, Europe, meyer burger, Hans Brändle, cell manufacturing, wafer manufacturing
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