Solar Manufacturing News

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
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