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.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has stopped tweaking manufacturing capacity expansion plans and guided major plans for 2021 that encompass ingot, wafer, solar cell and module assembly.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has officially rebranded its single axis tracker business and latest product suite to simplify and reinforce the Trina global brand, after acquiring the remaining 49% stake in Spanish tracking solution provider, Nclave earlier this year.
Kehua Tech’s latest 4.167MW central inverter solution, the SPI4167K-B-HUD comes with a unique power range and multiple technical innovations to be fully compatible with the new era of large-area high-performance PV modules that can exceed 660W.
Major PV inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology reported a rebound in shipments and sales in the third quarter of 2020, driven by a recovery in demand after its Q2 financials were hit by project slowdowns in Europe and the US due to COVID-19.
The founder and chairman of ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Jin Baofang has been detained by local government officials in Pingdu City, Shandong Province, China.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar reported an 18.66% increase in revenue for the first nine months of 2020 compared to the prior year period, setting the company on a path to exceed 2019 financial results in the fourth quarter after several years of annual revenue declines.
Major polysilicon and merchant solar cell producer Tongwei has resumed production at its 20,000MT polysilicon plant in Leshan City, Sichuan province after damage, due to severe flooding in the region forced the plant to close in mid-August, contributing to a spike in polysilicon prices at the time.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member First Solar is undertaking capacity expansions at its two existing manufacturing plants in Ohio, while evaluating several new international locations to grow its global module sales business as initial Series 6 CdTe thin film module expansion plans come to an end, effectively becoming capacity constrained again from 2021, onwards.
China-based PV backsheet and high-efficiency PV module manufacturer Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co (Jolywood) has reported record third quarter 2020 revenue and profits, while exceeding 2019 full-year financial results in the first nine months of 2020 as it continues to execute on high-efficiency n-type TOPCon module shipments to utility-scale PV power plant projects.
Ahead of the forthcoming PV CellTech 2020 Online event, on 27-29 October 2020, PV-Tech’s head of research and Chair of PV CellTech, Dr. Finlay Colville took the time to catch up with Jenya Meydbray, CEO at PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), about why PV cell and module technology remains a critical issue for site performance and reliability globally.
Ahead of the forthcoming PV CellTech 2020 Online event, on 27-29 October 2020, PV-Tech’s head of research and Chair of PV CellTech, Dr, Finlay Colville discussed with Gunter Erfurt, the CEO of Meyer Burger, some of the major changes at the company in 2020. Dr. Finlay Colville asked the questions to Gunter Erfurt, CEO at Meyer Burger.