Solar Manufacturing News

Heliene Expands to Minnesota: 1-GW Solar Plant, 1.5-GW Cell Factory
Heliene, a Canadian solar panel manufacturer, is expanding its operations to Minnesota, investing $145 million to build a 1GW solar panel and 1.5GW solar cell manufacturing plant. Production will begin in 2024/2025, with updates to existing facilities also taking place. Learn more about Heliene's ambitious expansion to the Midwest.
Jul 25, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Canada, solar cell, solar panel, North America, heliene
Meyer Burger to Build 2GW Solar Cell Factory in CO
Meyer Burger Technology AG announced the construction of a 2-GW solar cell production facility in Colorado Springs, creating 350 jobs and offering tax credits and discounted rates. The company is receiving prepayments and a loan, and will adjust sales and marketing to cope with the challenging EU solar market. Initial EBITDA figures show a loss of EUR 42 milllion.
Jul 24, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, solar cell, meyer burger, North America
Midsummer Gets EU Grant to Build 200-MW CIGS Factory
Midsummer AB has been awarded an EU grant of EUR 32 million to build a 200-MW CIGS solar cell factory in Sweden. The CIGS solar cells are lightweight, flexible and able to be installed on lightweight roofs. The project is expected to solidify Midsummer AB's foothold in the European solar market.
Jul 18, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Sweden, Europe, solar cell, Midsummer AB, CIGS Factory
3GW Solar Factory in Netherlands Launched by MCPV
MCPV announces plans to build 3 GW solar cell and module factory in Netherlands, with SolarNL receiving €412 million in grants and loans for the project. Factory will employ heterojunction cell technology for up to 26.5% efficiency, and tandem perovskite-silicon modules for over 30% efficiency. Expected to start operations in 2021, with the capacity expanding to 3 GW by 2026.
Jul 18, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Europe, solar cell, Netherlands, solar module, MCPV
First Solar Inks 5GW Deal with Energix
First Solar has agreed to supply 5GW (dc) of its thin-film solar modules to Energix Renewables for projects in Israel, Poland, and the US, with First Solar Recycling Services managing end-of-life handling. First Solar is investing $1.5bn to expand their US manufacturing and R&D innovation centre by 2026.
Jul 17, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, First Solar, solar module, Energix
Aquila, Trina Power 800MW in Southern Europe
Trina Solar, a leading solar module manufacturer, has signed an 800MW supply deal with Aquila for PV panels to be used in Southern Europe. Projects are due for delivery in 2023 and 2024. More collaborations are possible in other markets.
Jul 12, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Europe, Trina Solar, PV Power Plant, aquila
Trina Solar Supplies 800 MW to 2 GW Al Dhafra PV Plant
This article looks at a firm's growth in solar energy production capacity, plus the successful delivery of 800 MW of 210mm Vertex modules to the 2 GW Al Dhafra PV Power Plant project in Abu Dhabi. Learn about the four key features that unlock a low Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE).
Jul 5, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Markets & Finance News, Trina Solar, solar module, Al Dhafra PV Plant
Trina Solar Sets Record 65GW 210mm Module Shipments
Experience increased production capacity with the opening of a new high-tech facility in 2021. The new plant will offer 10 GW cell production, 15 GW module production and 8 GW monocrystalline bar production.
Jul 3, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Trina Solar
Maxeon Plants Solar Future in Mexico
Maxeon Solar Technologies' $70 million investment in a Mexicali solar panel manufacturing plant has increased annual production capacity to 1.8 GW, with plans for a US manufacturing hub in the works. Discover the details of this tariff-free supply for the US market.
Jun 28, 2023 // Manufacturing News, solar panel, Mexico, North America, Maxeon
VSK Energy to Invest $1.5B in US Solar
Vikram Solar has partnered with two US companies to build a module manufacturing facility in Brighton, Colorado, creating 900 jobs and costing USD 250 million. The facility will have a capacity of 4GW and additional investments of up to USD 2.75 billion are planned to build a second US facility.
Jun 23, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, Vikram Solar, VSK Energy
DeepBlue 4.0 Pro: JA Solar's Next-Gen Module
JA Solar's new DeepBlue 4.0 Pro module is designed with advanced Bycium+, SMBB, and high-density encapsulation technologies. With a cell efficiency of 25.3% and up to 630W of power, the module helps reduce BOS cost and LCOE by up to 6%, ensuring exceptional performance and high profits for customers. Certified by IEC standards, it passes rigorous aging tests.
Jun 21, 2023 // Manufacturing News, JA Solar, solar module
"Miracle" Solar Panels Launching in China
Revolutionizing solar power: Chinese startup to begin production of ultra-efficient solar panels made from perovskite – 50% greater efficiency at half the cost – capable of retaining over 90% after 600 hours of operation. Ideal for building-integrated and space-based applications.
Jun 20, 2023 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, solar panel, perovskite
3SUN: New Solar Modules for 2024
3SUN, an innovative module manufacturing business by Enel Green Power, has launched three state-of-the-art solar modules based on Hetero-junction technology. Available in 2024, these modules can be used for ground-mounted utility-scale projects and rooftop installations. Made in Italy, 3SUN's photovoltaic panels contribute to the decarbonisation of Europe. This is an exciting milestone for 3SUN and the solar industry.
Jun 16, 2023 // Manufacturing News, enel green power, solar module, 3sun
33.5% Conversion Efficiency: LONGi Solar Cells
LONGi achieves world-leading conversion efficiency of 33.5%, leading the charge in photovoltaic industry growth and development. Discover how the company is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
Jun 16, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, solar cells, LONGi, efficiency
First Solar Innovates: Bifacial CdTe Thin-Film Solar Panel
First Solar has developed the first bifacial solar panel using their CdTe thin-film technology. Transparent back contact technology offers bifacial energy gain & lower operational temperature. First Solar investing $370 million in R&D innovation center for thin-film & tandem PV module production.
Jun 15, 2023 // Manufacturing News, First Solar, solar panel