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
MGen pitches floating solar facility on Laguna de Bay
Manila Electric Co.’s (Meralco) power generation arm is looking into a possible 110-megawatt floating solar facility on Laguna de Bay as part of its renewable energy thrust.
Oct 17, 2019 // Floating PV, floating PV, Asia, Philippines, Meralco, mgreen, MGen, Rogelio Singson, Laguna de Bay
Metallic tin ‘reduces’ limitations of perovskite solar cells
Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have garnered significant interest in the solar cell community in light of their excellent optoelectronic properties and low manufacturing cost. Meanwhile, in efforts to produce perovskite solar cells (PSCs) with yet higher efficiencies, considerable steps have been made in developing monolithic tandem solar cells.
Oct 17, 2019 // Technology, China, solar cells, Asia, Hairen Tan, Nanjing University
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
AC Energy, UPC Solar set up new Asia-Pacific joint venture
Philippines-based AC Energy will work with UPC Solar Asia Pacific – the solar energy unit of Hong Kong-headquartered UPC Renewables – to build more than 1 GW of solar in the coming years, with an initial focus on Asian markets such as India, South Korea and Taiwan.
Oct 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, AC Energy, Patrice Clausse, Brian Caffyn
DuPont on the hunt for Aussie field survey partners
Over the last decade, DuPont has surveyed more than 2 GW of PV installations and has analyzed a range of failure types and their causes. Hong-Jie Hu, DuPont’s solar technical and development lead in China, says that the materials giant is looking for Australian partners for its Global Field Survey program, with a particular interest in hot and humid and desert environments.
Oct 16, 2019 // Solar, China, Asia, Hong-Jie Hu, DuPont
DEWA bags $0.016953/kWh tariff for 900MW of Dubai solar park
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed that it fielded a tariff of US$1.6953 cents per kWh in a recent tender for a 900MW plot of its 5GW Mohammed bin Rashid (MbR) solar parks – a bid it claims sets a world record for the indepedent power producer (IPP) model.
Oct 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Tariffs, Dewa, Asia, United Arab Emirates, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, tenders, ACWA Power, Dubai, gulf
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
AEPPL signs $689.7m deal for li-ion battery plant in western India
Automotive Electronics Power Private Ltd. (AEPPL), an India-based lithium-ion battery manufacturing venture between three Japanese companies, aims to produce 30 million cells per year by 2025.
Oct 16, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, India, Asia, AEPPL, Suzuki, li-ion battery plant
Plummeting lithium price will further dent Ganfeng profits
Beijing’s sudden retreat on electric vehicle subsidies in the summer has caused the value of lithium to hit the floor, with disastrous effects on the balance sheets of Chinese companies which had invested big in supply chains to support anticipated huge demand.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, Australia, Asia, Oceania, Ganfeng Lithium
A carbon scaffold to boost lithium-sulfur performance
Scientists at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research have developed a new method to produce lithium-sulfur based cathodes which exhibit stable performance and high storage capacity over 200 cycles. According to the agency, this represents “a promising step towards the commercialization of lithium-sulfur batteries.”
Oct 15, 2019 // Technology, Storage, Asia, Singapore, lithium-sulfur batteries, NanoBio Lab group, Jackie Y. Ying
State-owned Panda Green set to bank more public funds
The heavily indebted solar project developer has revealed the state-backed element of two trailed fire sales of 636 MW of solar and wind project portfolios in China. The divestments will generate up to RMB450 million for the company while recognizing RMB200 million in losses on its investments.
Oct 15, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, Panda Green, Xinhua Electric Development and Investment Co Ltd
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
Shell to power Philippines refinery with solar, storage and natural gas
In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint the oil giant is ramping up its renewable energy production at a refinery in the Philippines. The news was announced by the company in a week which saw it named seventh worst corporate contributor to the climate crisis since awareness of emissions-related damage first emerged.
Oct 15, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, Solar to Fuel, Asia, hydrogen, Philippines, shell, Cesar Romero, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
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
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