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.
PV string inverter manufacturer Ginlong Solis Technologies is to double its manufacturing capacity to 20GW per annum via a US$100 million non-public offering to meet growing demand for its mainstream products and emerging solar-plus-storage product offering.
China-based PV manufacturer starts deliveries of its n-type TOPCon high-efficiency bifacial solar modules to ACWA Power's 500MW-plus Oman Ibri II PV project.
High-efficiency PV module manufacturer REC Group has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Q CELLS regarding its split cell and junction box technology.
DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions' annual 'Global Photovoltaic Reliability Report' for 2020 has identified a rapid increase of cracking in PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) backsheets after inspecting more than nine million PV panels.
Revenue growth is a key metric for five public listed PV inverter manufacturers in 2019, led by skyrocketing SolarEdge.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems has implemented new analytic models into the software SmartCalc.CTM which simulates the losses and gains in power output due to cell-to-module (CTM) integration.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Risen Energy said its testing and calibration facilities have become a TUV Rheinland accredited ‘TMP’ Lab.
Major PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co exported a total of 9GW of PV inverters to overseas markets in 2019, an 87.5% increase year-on-year, due to the significant decline in solar installations caused by policy changes in the Chinese domestic market stretching back to May 2018.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has reached a peak power output of its recently released ‘Vertex’ panel of 515.8Wp, an output independently verified by TÜV Rheinland.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology (LONGi Group) set new record revenue, profitability and product shipments levels in 2019, while continuing growth through the challenging first quarter of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PV inverter rooftop solar market in India was dominated by three China-based manufacturers last year, led by Growatt, according to JMK Research & Analytics.
Updated: High-performance PV manufacturer SunPower has idled all of its manufacturing plants located in the US, Mexico, France, Malaysia and the Philippines to restrict the financial and operational impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member expects continued quarterly losses in Q1 2020, given the COVID-19 related issues impacting its business operations in the reporting period.
Jiangsu Zhongli Group, the technology and science group including integrated PV manufacturer Talesun, has guided Q1 2020 net loss due to COVID-19 impacts even as it approved plans for a US$222m raise.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology (LONGi Group) has guided for a trebling of net profit increase for the first quarter of 2020, up 210% compared to the prior year period.