High-efficiency PV module producer and project developer SunPower has announced further restructuring plans that include the closure of its 700MW, IBC solar cell plant in the Philippines and a 25% reduction in its global workforce.
Integrated PV module manufacturer Zhongli Talesun Solar, part of Zhongli Science and Technology said it was supplying 96MW modules from its production plant in Thailand to ColGreen North Shore for a single PV power plant in California, US.
The number of battery storage projects to have won 15-year contracts in the UK’s latest Capacity Market auction is a sign of “considerable confidence” in the technology, according to the director of the Electricity Storage Network.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply said its inverter testing centre in China has been qualified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), to participate in the UL Witness Testing Data Program (WTDP).
Taiwan-based merchant cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported an unexpected slump in November sales after several months of recovery, which was said to be due to deferred customer orders.
Struggling China-based PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has lowered full-year 2016 module shipment guidance after a weak third quarter but not as low as was possible on stronger fourth quarter demand.