Hangzhou First Applied Materials’ board has approved plans to increase its production capacity for PV films and backsheets.
Polysilicon producer GCL-Poly has started construction on the first phase of a new 54,000 MT polysilicon production facility.
The announcement from Tongwei on 10 August disclosing new cell price rises was a surprise for the whole PV industry. Compared to its previous quote on 24 July, the price of poly cells rose by another 6 USD cents/W, with a further increase of 8 cents/W for 156.75mm, 158.75mm and 166mm mono cells.
Since its founding in 2010, inverter manufacturer Growatt has been on an international trail that has seen it establish branches in 14 countries and regions including Germany, the US, the UK, Australia, Thailand, India and the Netherlands to serve global customers. Its overseas markets accounted for between 60 – 70% of its total business last year. PV Tech sits down with Growatt’s Lisa Zhang about the firm’s strategy behind its new factory location, and more
Following the successive release of new high efficiency modules by JinkoSolar, JA Solar, Trina, Risen and others, the debate over wafer size has drawn to a close, at least for the moment. PV modules have too entered a new era featuring “big” products topping 500MW.
World leading solar company LONGi announced today that it will release its next product, the Hi-MO 5 module, at the end of May.
PV Tech speaks to Ma Rui, Huawei’s director of smart PV for the Middle East and Africa, about the incorporation of artificial intelligence in solar PV, the firm’s growth in the MENA region and how competition in the sector can drive research and development.