Solar Manufacturing News

Skepticism hangs over Taiwan’s ambitious solar growth roadmap
Taiwan’s government risks failing to make good on solar growth pledges unless it acts to clear structural hurdles such as land shortages, industry operators have warned at Energy Taiwan 2019.
Oct 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Policy, Floating PV, Asia, Taiwan, energy taiwan, solar target, auo, tatung, ks terminals, tpvia, Daniel Lee, Alan Lin, Frank Lu
Singyes state bail-out vote at end of the month
Shareholders in the heavily-indebted solar project EPC and building-integrated PV manufacturer will vote on the last day of the month on the proposed takeover of the business by a Chinese state-backed entity. No news has emerged of a winding-up order due to be heard yesterday.
Oct 17, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Hong Kong, Asia, Singyes
Solargiga’s unaudited Jan-Sept revenue spikes 11% on year
The Hong Kong-based solar manufacturer appears to have posted impressive revenue gains this year, based on preliminary, unaudited operating results for the first three quarters of 2019. But as the troubled company continues to pin its hopes on a much-anticipated turnaround in Chinese solar demand, its long-term outlook remains uncertain, mere weeks before the scheduled de-listing of its shares in Taiwan.
Oct 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Hong Kong, Solargiga, Taiwan
Wacker forced to lower 2019 group profits as polysilicon price declines continue
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie has warned its overall group profitability for 2019 would be around 30% lower than the prior year, due to continued weak demand from the solar industry in China and continued polysilicon prices declines to industry record lows.
Oct 16, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, polysilicon, c-si manufacturing, wacker chemie, Asia, 531 new deal, Rudolf Staudigl
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