China

Clean Energy Investment In Developing Nations Slumps As Financing In China Slows
Dec 11, 2019 // Markets & Finance, Market Research, BNEF, China, Asia, BloombergNEF, Solar Report, solar investment
JinkoSolar to begin shipping Tiger bifacial modules
Chinese module manufacturer is stepping up its prowess with 314 MW of new high-efficiency Tiger modules being released to the market.
Dec 10, 2019 // Manufacturing, China, pv modules, JinkoSolar, Asia, bifacial modules, Kanping Chen, Tiger
Singyes Solar changes company name
Singyes is willing to bring its unsuccessful 2-year-long period to an end. The solar manufacturer and developer now belongs to Shuifa Group, and is going to rename the company correspondingly.
Dec 10, 2019 // Policy, bipv, Singyes Solar, China, Asia, Building-integrated photovoltaics
Chinese researchers study gas release when combusting PET-laminated thin-film solar panels
A group of researchers from the Chinese national research institute has examined the way flexible thin-film solar modules with PET-lamination behave when burnt. The findings show that, in the process of combustion, the device releases such toxic emissions as HCN, hydrofluoric acid, SO2 and some VOCs.
Dec 10, 2019 // Technology, China, Asia, solar modules, thin-film, flexible, SKLFS
BYD declares new inverters "Battery-Box Premium" line
Chinese firm BYD Co. Ltd. intends to establish the "Battery Box Premium" line, the next generation of its own Battery Box, at the first quarter of 2020.
Dec 9, 2019 // Manufacturing, Inverters, China, Asia, BYD
Walkable solar pavement
A research group from China has developed a solar floor tile for pedestrians’ and cyclists’ paths. The innovation has been piloted on Hong Kong-based Green Deck. The walkable tile is claimed durable, heat-resistant, nonslip and conversion efficient.
Dec 9, 2019 // BIPV, Technology, China, Asia, PV tile
A2A to obtain 1 gigawatt solar pipeline from Chinese Talesun
The Italy-based energy company is going to purchase the photovoltaic development pipeline for an undisclosed amount using a subcompany. The purchaser has pledged to begin constructing its first large unsubsidized photovoltaic plant in the first months of the coming year.
Dec 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Markets & Finance, Italy, China, PV plant, pv modules, Europe, Asia, pipeline, Talesun, A2A Renewables
Collaboration for 20 percent efficient CIGS solar modules
European solar panel makers have combined efforts with research centers to developed improved procedures for CIGS manufacturing. The venture codenamed SUCCESS aims at production line efficiency exceeding 20 percent for modules sized 30 cm x 30 cm
Dec 6, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, France, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, solar cell, Netherlands, HZB, CIGS, SMIT, Solar Frontier, flexible module, Solliance, IMN
BYD to introduce next-generation Battery-Box in 2020
The Chinese manufacturer has also announced plans for a tenfold production capacity increase, as it wants to cater to all project sizes with two versions of its high-voltage storage system.
Dec 5, 2019 // Storage, China, Asia, BYD
LONGi signs a significant deal with Adani for PV module sales throughout next year
LONGi Solar, member of the so called super league of solar module suppliers, has concluded a sale and purchase contract with Indian Adani Green Energy to provide around 1.2 thousand megawatts of its highly efficient p-Type mono solar panels throughout the year to come.
Dec 4, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, India, China, pv power plants, c-si manufacturing, Asia, longi solar, monocrystalline wafer, Adani Green Energy
NICE Solar Energy & Manz set CIGS thin-film solar module efficiency record at 17.6%
The new total area efficiency record has been confirmed by TÜV Rheinland on a module surface area of 120 x 60 centimeters, using Manz production equipment at the NICE Solar Energy R&D facility in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.
Dec 4, 2019 // Technology, Germany, China, Europe, Asia, CIGS thin film, Manz AG, nice solar energy co, pv celltech
China to create a satellite-based solar power solution by 2035
China is going to complete a 200-tonne megawatt-scale satellite-based solar power project by 2035.
Dec 2, 2019 // Technology, Plants, Large-Scale, China, Asia
China invests $29 billion to beat U.S. semiconductors
China is biggest market, imports 95% of its high-end chips Securing digital supply chains is growing global trend
Dec 1, 2019 // Market Research, BNEF, China, Asia, BloombergNEF, semiconductors
300 MW of new solar for China’s 800 kV UHV transmission project
JinkoSolar has announced that it will supply 300 MW of its Tiger solar panels for what it describes as an ultra-high voltage demonstration plant in China’s Qinghai’s province. The project will be connected to an ultra-high voltage power line that State Grid Corp. of China is building to connect the far northwestern part of the country to the more heavily populated eastern provinces.
Nov 29, 2019 // Manufacturing, Markets & Finance, Grids, China, JinkoSolar, Asia, mono perc, Kangping Chen
The ‘butterfly effect’ of Chinese PV listings
A recent study shows that PV costs have declined faster than any other energy technology over the past two decades. The researcher behind the study said this would not have been possible without the “butterfly effect,” which is based on the idea that a small change in one part of a complex system can have a large impact elsewhere. The researcher also attributed the the rapidly declining cost of PV to Chinese manufacturing and strong US investor support.
Nov 29, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing, USA, Canadian Solar, China, JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Asia, Trina Solar, North America, Hanwha Q Cells, Martin Andrew Green