Solar Manufacturing News

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
Daqo prepares for flood of new PV orders in China
The polysilicon manufacturer took a step back in the last quarter to take two steps forward in the next, bringing forward annual maintenance operations at its main production facility to prepare for a solar gold rush expected to start next month.
Aug 14, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, polysilicon, Longgen Zhang, Daqo, mono wafers
German PV equipment makers report fall in revenue
Manz and Singulus have both seen turnover drop in the first half.
Aug 14, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Germany, Manz AG, PV equipment, Martin Drasch, Singulus Technologies AG, Stefan Rinck
German industry body calls for 5 GW cell manufacturing fab in Europe
The VDMA says Europe can restart a solar production sector that can compete on price with Chinese imports by reducing transport costs – provided a Euro supply chain can be established.
Aug 14, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Germany, China, Europe, VDMA, Jutta Trube, Von Der Leyen
Asian battery manufacturers eye European riches on offer
A report produced by an AI and automation market research company says an anticipated boom in the European storage market – driven by a desire to reduce carbon emissions – will attract producers as demand outside China tails away.
Aug 13, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Storage, storage, China, Europe, Maya Xiao
GCL-Poly posts $141m loss in H1
The Chinese PV group recorded a loss attributable to owners of the company of roughly $141.1 million, as its solar materials division posted a loss of approximately $185.5 million.
Aug 13, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, polysilicon, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, Zhu Gongshan, wafers
US ROUND-UP: Gap diversifies; 125MW PPA in MI; Military-funded space solar; Solar bees
Global retail brand Gap moved one step closer to its goal of fully renewably-powered operations by 2030 after signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Enel Green Power North America. It has purchased 90MW of energy from the renewables giant's North Dakota wind project for a period of 12 years.
Aug 13, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Solar, USA, SunPower, plants, Michigan, cleanchoice energy, solar bees, Antonio Cammisecra, air force, university of toledo, solar space, upper peninsula power company, power purchase agreement, orion renewable energy group, map energy, gap, North Dakota, enel green power, the chandler solar project, North America
Wuxi Suntech ranked seventh in BloombergNEF bankability survey
China-based PV module manufacturer, Wuxi Suntech Power Co has been ranked seventh highest in the latest Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) ‘Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019’, report.
Aug 13, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, China, pv modules, plants, longi solar, pv moduletech, investment, finance, Wuxi Suntech Power Co, He Shuangquan, PV-Tech
LONGi Solar’s bankability ratings top 91% in latest BloombergNEF survey
Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, a subsidiary of LONGi Green Energy Technology, has achieved its highest ratings to date in the recently released Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Solar Module & Inverter Bankability 2019, report.
Aug 13, 2019 // Manufacturing News, BNEF, China, pv modules, longi solar, bankability, pv moduletech, investment, finance
FreeVolt, Apparent partner on solar+storage offerings in California
Newish European-based panel manufacturer FreeVolt has entered into a partnership with California-headquartered energy management company Apparent. FreeVolt’s U.S. installation division FreeVolt USA will team with Apparent to provide solar-plus-storage systems to California homeowners and C&I customers.
Aug 12, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, CAISO, solar-plus-storage, FreeVolt, Apparent, Jacqueline DeSouza
Deutsche Bank attempts to wind up Singyes Solar
The German lender has issued a winding up petition over a $6.27 million debt and could scupper the manufacturer’s plans to restructure its defaulted payments and be taken over by a Chinese state-backed entity.
Aug 12, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Markets & Finance News, Singyes Solar, Germany, Hong Kong, Deutsche Bank AG, Water Development HK, Comtec Solar
The weekend read: Perovskites step out of the labs
Michael van der Gugten, Sales and Marketing Executive at Smit Thermal Solutions, is convinced that perovskite solar cells have reached maturity, and that they are ready to make the step from the lab to production. He is leading the organization of a conference on this topic and expects that the perovskite community, production equipment suppliers and crystalline silicon cell manufacturers will discuss the implementation of perovskite-silicon tandem cells or the production of standalone perovskite modules.
Aug 12, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Opinions, Solar to Fuel, China, Asia, hydrogen, Michael van der Gugten, Smit Thermal Solutions, ALD, OPV, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
3 in 1 Roof solar tile passes UL safety testing
Solar tile manufacturer 3 in 1 Roof has passed UL 1703 safety testing for its solar roofing tiles. The company claims its solar roof system is eight-times lighter than traditional tile roofing materials and can withstand 200+ mph winds.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, solar cells, 3 in 1 Roof solar, SunSpark
Quick Mount PV releases QRail Tilt System flat roof mount
Quick Mount PV, an American manufacturer of solar roof mounting and racking systems, is launching the new QRail Tilt System. Quick Mount PV’s QRail Tilt System allows installation of the QRail Racking System on a variety of low slope commercial and residential roof types — the most common type of commercial roof type in the United States.
Aug 9, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, Quick Mount PV, QRail Tilt System, Yann Brandt