Solar Manufacturing News
Longi brings forward manufacturing capacity plans by a year
Having stated an intent to hit 65 GW of annual mono wafer production capacity by the end of 2021, the Chinese solar manufacturing giant has now said that landmark will be achieved next year.
Sep 5, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, LONGi, mono wafer
Hydrogen-powered bicycles offer new electromobility concept
With the 200 hydrogen bikes offered to journalists and world leaders at the G7 summit in Biarritz proving popular, manufacturer Pragma Industries has received an order for 1,000 of them from Chilean president Sebastian Pinera. The company’s founder, Pierre Forté, wants the bike to have a societal impact in developing countries.
Sep 4, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Transport, Solar to Fuel, Lithium-ion batteries, Toyota, France, Europe, hydrogen, Daimler, hydrogen-fueled cars, Pierre Forté, Pragma Industries, Sebastian Pinera, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Space age solar solution moves toward production
A consortium of European research institutes has received €10.6 million in EU funding to establish pilot production of a high efficiency module concept developed by Swiss startup Insolight. The module combines high efficiency multijunction cells with a solar concentrator lens and has previously demonstrated 29% efficiency.
Sep 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Europe, PV module, European Union, CSEM, Insolight, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Laurent Coulot
German scientists team up for perovskite tandem cells
Two of Germany’s leading research institutes and a CIGS module maker have announced plans to work on the development of perovskite-CIGS tandem cells with a target of producing thin film modules with better than 30% efficiency.
Sep 4, 2019 // BIPV, Manufacturing News, Solar to Fuel, Germany, pv modules, Europe, hydrogen, perovskite, CIGS module, thin film modules, KIT, ZSW, Nice Solar Energy, Ulrich W Paetzold, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
Mondragon Assembly licences ‘continuous stringing’ IP to Korean equipment supplier
Specialist automation and PV module assembly solutions provider, Mondragon Assembly has struck a deal with Korean equipment supplier, STiN for its ‘continuous stringing’ intellectual property (IP).
Sep 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, South Korea, c-si manufacturing, Asia, solar cell, mondragon
AST wins largest order from a major China-based manufacturer
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has won its largest single order to date from a major China-based manufacturer of high-efficiency PERC solar cells.
Sep 4, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, AST, PERC solar cells, Gordon Deans
‘Explosive growth’ ahead for Chinese PV predicts Solargiga
The Hong Kong manufacturer is holding out hope a boom that is expected to start imminently will help it turnaround losses that forced it to issue a profit warning last week. Getting its new production line in Qujing up to speed will help, provided the demand materializes.
Sep 3, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, wafer, Solargiga, monosilicon ingot
Japan’s fourth solar auction concludes with lowest bid of $0.098/kWh
The tender produced lower bids than previous rounds but again allocated less generation capacity than planned. The Japanese government initially accepted bids for a combined 589.9 MW but ended up assigning only 195.8 MW of capacity. The final average price for procured solar power was $0.1222/kWh.
Sep 3, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, tender, North America, METI, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan Asia Group, Ciel et Terre Japan
Singyes Solar shares suspended as it misses first-half results deadline
The embattled solar manufacturer – which is facing a winding-up petition lodged by Deutsche Bank Hong Kong – says it failed to publish the six-month update by the weekend because of a delay in producing its annual results for last year.
Sep 3, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Singyes Solar, China, Asia, Water Development (HK) Holding Co Ltd.
LONGi posts record quarterly revenue as mono wafer shipments increase 183%
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology (LONGi Group) has reported second quarter 2019 revenue of approximately US$1.17 billion, a new quarterly record, due to monocrystalline wafer shipments increasing by 183% in the first half of 2019, compared to the prior year period.
Sep 3, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, monocrystalline wafer, LONGi, PERC
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
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