Solar Manufacturing News

Risen shines: Manufacturer starts work on 2.5 GW cell and module factory
The Chinese manufacturer is forging ahead with a new gigafactory despite a regulatory decision last year which halted its plans to raise a significant chunk of the costs by issuing convertible bonds. Risen expects to be back on the upswing when it confirms its first-half figures.
Aug 21, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, China, bifacial, Asia, Risen Energy, half-cut module, PV InfoLink, Merredin solar farm
Hanergy Thin Film set to lose crucial hydropower project stakes – which could be auctioned off to Hanergy Mobile Energy
Troubled thin film manufacturer Thin Film will see a 51% controlling stake in a hugely profitable hydropower project auctioned off after a move by creditors. Hanergy Thin Film owner Li Hejun’s Hanergy Mobile Energy business in China says it will be among the bidders.
Aug 20, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Hanergy Thin Film, Hanergy Mobile Energy, Li Hejun, thin film
Olympics power firm Aggreko challenged to cut carbon
The global firm which helps keep the lights on at the Olympics and Glastonbury music festival says it is being challenged by customers to cut carbon.
Aug 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar, storage, Aggreko, carbon, Robert Wells
MiaSolé Solar Module Passes Damage Tests With Flying Colors
MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp., a California-based manufacturer of lightweight, thin-film photovoltaic solar modules and a subsidiary of Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, has announced multiple improvements in its module design for extreme conditions.
Aug 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, California, USA, solar modules, MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp., thin-film, photovoltaic, Mike Ma
Terrasmart unveils bifacial panel racking solution GLIDE
TerraSmart, a turnkey ground mount racking solutions provider, has unveiled GLIDE, its latest ground screw-based racking design for utility-scale solar projects. GLIDE is infused with bifacial module compatibility allowing complete exposure of the module to maximize potential backside power yield.
Aug 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Terrasmart, bifacial panel, GLIDE, Ryan Reid
Singyes finally publishes details of last year’s annus horribilis
The collapse in business for the solar EPC provider after last year’s 5/31 policy announcement by Beijing has left the company’s future depending on the progress of a Chinese state bail-out. Provided that is, the business does not end up being wound up by Deutsche Bank first.
Aug 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Singyes Solar, China, building-integrated PV, Deutsche Bank, Shuifa Group
Solargiga issues profit warning
The manufacturer has been unable to get its new mono ingot and wafer making facilities up to full speed and says the delay in confirming Beijing’s new solar policy this year also affected its bottom line.
Aug 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, wafer, Solargiga, mono ingot, Beijing, Panda Green
Big news as Zhonghuan Semiconductor unveils 12-inch super wafer
The manufacturer says its Kwafoo product improves efficiency and, if used in the optimal p-type PERC type of panel, could boast a module output of 610 W.
Aug 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, LONGi, PERC, Kwafoo, Zhonghuan Semiconductor, wafer, Tianjin, half-cut solar cells
China Power’s Hong Kong business on track for return to China
The High Court has approved plans for the Chinese state-owned power company to reassume control of its Hong Kong-listed solar project development business.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Solar, China, Hong Kong, polysilicon, High Court, China Power Clean Energy Development Co Ltd, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd, Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology Development Co Ltd
Thinktank says India must prioritize a vertically integrated solar supply chain
To develop cost-competitive solar modules the nation must adopt a phased program and set up 15 GW of silicon-ingot-to-solar-module manufacturing capacity by 2024, according to The Energy and Resources Institute.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, India, solar modules, silicon-ingot-to-solar-module, The Energy and Resources Institute
Yingli to supply 110MW of solar panels to Solaria trio
Yingli’s European subsidiary has supplied Spanish solar developer Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente with PV panels for three plants with a combined 110MW of capacity.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, PV plant, solaria, castilla y leon, yingli
Canadian Solar taking module capacity to over 12GW in 2019
Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar plans to increase module assembly capacity to 12,220MW in 2019, an increase of 1,000MW on strong demand.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Canada, Canadian Solar, PV plants, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, North America
LONGi lands maiden CEC enhanced standards pre-qualification as Hi-Mo X launches in Australia
LONGi celebrated the launch of its new Hi-Mo X module in Australia this week, clinching the industry’s first Clean Energy Council (CEC) enhanced standards pre-qualification.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Australia, LONGi, Hi-Mo X module, Clean Energy Council, mono perc
Daqo’s polysilicon business takes a dive in Q2
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy Corp has been impacted by weaker than expected financial results for the second quarter of 2019, due to the lack of demand in China and record low polysilicon prices.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, polysilicon, Longgen Zhang, n-type mono, Daqo New Energy Corp, monocrystalline wafer
Meyer Burger and REC Group planning multiple GW heterojunction production business
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology is seeking a new business model with integrated PV module manufacturer, REC Group to establish revenue share from establishing multiple gigawatts of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell and module production in Singapore.
Aug 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, c-si manufacturing, Asia, heterojunction, meyer burger, REC Group, Singapore, Hans Brändle, n-type mono