Mark Osborne has nearly three decades of experience in covering both the semiconductor and photovoltaics manufacturing industries. In his current roles as senior news editor for PV Tech and sister technical journal, Photovoltaics International, Mark covers the key developments in the PV industry on a global level and continues to provide insight and analysis via his editor's blog.
International renewable energy provider GCL New Energy, a subsidiary of GCL-Poly has signed a deal to sell 7 operational solar power plants in China with an aggregate installed capacity of approximately 294MW to one of the five largest state-owned electric utility enterprises in China, China Huaneng Group.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, LONGi Solar has reported a new record P-type monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) PV module conversion efficiency of 22.38%, culminating in an overall efficiency gain of almost 2% in the last two years.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) is set to invest in expanding capacity dedicated to shingling wafer/cell/module technology for larger wafer sizes by 2.5GW.
Independent renewable power producer, Grupo T-Solar has secured funding of €567.8 million to refinance 23 PV power plants located in Spain, totalling 127MW.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy Technology has guided a surge in net profits expected for 2019, due to increased manufacturing scale lowering production costs and with significant growth in overseas market demand for its PV module subsidiary, LONGi Solar.
Updated: Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ member touts new conversion efficiency gains for its P-type PERC and N-type ‘HOT’ bifacial solar modules, verified by TÜV Rheinland.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) is undergoing beta testing of new software solutions for solar cell production yield optimization that would become a new recurring revenue stream for the company.
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has received a new order for CIGS thin film processing tools from existing customer, China National Building Materials (CNBM).
Major merchant solar cell producer, Aiko Solar is planning to significantly expand solar cell production capacity through 2022.
The largest monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co has signed a three-year wafer supply deal with Chinese solar cell producer, Jiangsu Runyang Yueda Photovoltaic Technology Co (Runergy) worth approximately US$1.5 billion (RMB 10.34 billion).
A 105MW (ac) PV power plant using high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline bifacial panels from Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co is nearing completion in Oman, the largest to date deploying the panel technology.
According to reports, a 4MW floating solar (FPV) plant is expected to get the green light on Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles by the end of the first quarter of 2020.
Panasonic has warned US solar installers about Tesla selling a “large quantity” of its solar panels designated to the company to an unidentified third-party wholesaler that would not be covered by Panasonic product warranties.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has started ramping a 1.6GW monocrystalline ingot production expansion project at its main ingot production plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a new volume order for PERC solar cell measurement systems from what it said was the largest manufacturer of high-efficiency PERC solar cells.