Solar Manufacturing News
Top officials trumpet 20GW-by-2025 solar goal as Energy Taiwan kicks off
Taiwan will try and use its leverage as a global electronic and manufacturing hotspot to engineer a multi-gigawatt clean energy boom, government figures have said as they kickstarted this year’s edition of Energy Taiwan.
Oct 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Policy, pv modules, Asia, policy and regulation, Taiwan, energy taiwan, module manufacturing, auo, Shen Jong-Chin, Tsai Ing-wen, TSEC
SMA: Sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive
In the run up to our Greenwashing vs. verifiable sustainability webinar, the CEO of pv magazine’s UP initiative partner SMA Solar Technology, Jürgen Reinert, talks about what the inverter manufacturer is doing to prove its sustainability credentials.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Inverters, Germany, Europe, sma solar technology, Jürgen Reinert
The weekend read: Next steps for HJT
There is movement in the heterojunction space, but will it be enough to surpass PERC’s momentum? New production lines show promise, but they might also be the last roll of the dice for Swiss production equipment supplier Meyer Burger.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Germany, China, Panasonic, Europe, Asia, meyer burger, PERC, topcon, Alpha Series HJT, Shankar G. Sridhara, Ethan S. Simon, Christian Knechtel, Götz Fischbeck
Singyes Solar figures tell story of a dramatic year in Chinese solar
The PV project developer and BIPV manufacturer has seen a glowing set of first-half figures published last year become a nightmare of lost income, debt defaults and frozen bank deposits. All eyes now turn to the business’ high court date on Wednesday.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, bipv, Singyes Solar, China, Hong Kong, Asia, Building-integrated photovoltaics
LONGi approves 10GW of module and 5GW of new solar cell capacity expansion plans
LONGi Green Energy Technology Co, the largest monocrystalline wafer producer, has approved future PV module and solar cell manufacturing plans of 10GW and 5GW, respectively.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, JA Solar, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, investment, monocrystalline wafer, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co
REC Group starts volume production of HJT technology-based modules
REC Group has officially started volume production of heterojunction solar cells and modules at its manufacturing complex in Singapore that will provide 600MW of annual capacity, when fully ramped.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, meyer burger, REC Group, Singapore, heterojunction solar cell, Steve O'Neil
JA Solar to combat cell LID issues with Ga-doped p-type crystalline silicon wafers
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has licensed a number of patents from Shin-Etsu Chemical on doping Ga in silicon crystals and using the Ga-doped p-type crystalline silicon wafers for making solar cells to mitigate the impact of Light Induced Degradation (LID).
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, JA Solar, polysilicon, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, Jin Baofang, lid, unsw, shin-etsu chemical
Risen Energy expands footprint with 150MW module order for power station in Malaysia
Chinese solar panel maker Risen Energy has signed off on an order to provide 150MW of high-efficiency PV modules to a power station in Malaysia. This stands as the biggest module order Risen Energy has ever carried out to date both in Malaysia and from an overseas floating power station.
Oct 15, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Floating PV, Malaysia, China, Asia, Risen Energy, Xie Jian
JA Solar granted intellectual property rights for Ga-doping technology
The Chinese company has announced it has acquired intellectual property rights pertaining to various applications of gallium-doped silicon wafers in solar cell applications from Japanese company Shin-Etsu Chemical.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Japan, China, JA Solar, Asia, Jin Baofang
Dubai’s 900 MW solar tender sees lowest bid of $0.0169/kWh
The offer was apparently submitted by Saudi energy giant ACWA Power, which refused to confirm the bid when asked by pv magazine. The second lowest bid – $0.0175/kWh – was reportedly submitted by a consortium formed by Emirati developer Masdar, French utility EDF and Chinese PV panel maker JinkoSolar.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Dewa, Masdar, tender, JinkoSolar, Dubai, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Canadian Solar wins 394 MW of solar in two private auctions in Brazil
After emerging as the recipient of most of the Brazilian government’s public allocation of generation capacity, the Canadian-Chinese manufacturer has secured a large share of projects in auctions held by power companies Copel and, probably, Cemig.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Canadian Solar, South america, Brazil, Cemig, Copel, Sao Paulo
7X Energy stockpiles 2GWac of inverters to make most of closing ITC window
Solar and storage developer 7X Energy has spent more than US$100 million to stockpile 2GWac of Power Electronics inverters in order to take advantage of the full investment tax credit (ITC) before it starts to taper next year.
Oct 10, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, USA, SunPower, Inverters, North America, 7x energy, power electronics, hannon armstrong sustainable infrastructure capital, Clay Butler
Several buyers keen on REC Silicon’s Butte facility, CTO tells PV Tech
Norwegian polysilicon manufacturer REC Silicon announced last Thursday it is considering selling its silane gas facility in Butte, in the US state of Montana.
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Washington, polysilicon, Montana, North America, REC Silicon, trade war, silane gas, James May
It’s official: The bifacial tariff exemption is over
The office of the U.S. Trade Representative has removed the exemption of bifacial products from Section 201 tariffs, effective October 28.
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Tariffs, Software, USA, China, Asia, North America, U.S. Trade Representative, Auxin Solar, John Williamson, KiloNewton
Total begins work on 52 MW solar park in Japan
The Total Solar International PV unit of the French oil giant has started construction of a large scale plant in Osato, in the prefecture of Miyagi, Japan. With its third solar project in Japan, Total will reach 100 MW of installed generation capacity in less than two years.
Oct 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Japan, SunPower, Asia, Julien Pouget, Total Solar International
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