Soaring material costs are plaguing the solar industry, sending production costs soaring and significantly denting product margins. Leo Xiang, general manager of Jiang Tai Insurance Brokers’ energy department, speaks to PV Tech about how module manufacturers can offset the risk of price increases.
Now the world’s largest solar manufacturer by shipments, LONGi has even more ambitious plans to cement its lead. Dennis She, senior vice president at LONGi Solar, explains to PV Tech how the company is targeting growth in residential, C&I and utility-scale solar segments.
Zhifeng Liu, vice president of Jolywood, details the company’s development of n-type solar cells and modules and how now is the time for n-type to emerge as the industry’s go-to technology choice.
Franck Zhang, head of global product strategy and marketing at Trina Solar, speaks to PV Tech about Trina’s R&D achievements and sharing them for the benefit of the entire solar value chain.
PV Tech speaks exclusively to Guoguang Chen, president of Huawei Smart PV and COO of Huawei Digital Power, about the company’s vision for the power sector of the future.
Archtech has released a new 2P tracker system at SNEC 2021, catering for large-format modules and delivering improved protection from extreme winds. Guy Rong, president of global business at Arctech, discusses the product launch with PV Tech.
Mibet Energy CEO Henry Chen discusses the company’s mounting system strategy, its manufacturing capacity, and need for a diversified offering.
Vincent Lau, overseas senior sales director at Aiko Solar speaks exclusively to PV Tech about the cell manufacturer’s capacity expansion plans, catering for an anticipated surge in demand.
Professor Martin Green, chief scientist at Sunport Power, explains how the company has spent the last two years enhancing its advanced metal wrap through (MWT) technology to enhance efficiency.
Leo Yu, global senior product manager at JinkoSolar, details the range of modules that Jinko is exhibiting at SNEC this year, while Xinyu Zhang, R&D director, explains how newly introduced technologies can take the company’s TOPCon performance even higher.
Mark Wu, chairman of Cybrid Technologies, discusses the company’s leading position in backsheets and its launch of encapsulants to become a one-stop-shop for PV materials.
Qianqian Ma, strategic marketing manager at Kehua Tech, explains to PV Tech how Kehua Tech’s renewables division is a critical part of the company’s overall diversified strategy.
Alex Hsu, CTO at Chint Solar/Astronergy, tells PV Tech how high power modules are dominating the show floor at SNEC 2021.
PV Tech takes a look at Sungrow’s booth at SNEC 2021, which features the inverter manufacturer’s product range aimed at helping homes go zero carbon.
Apollo Chai, international marketing director at Goodwe, speaks to PV Tech about the company’s latest utility-scale solar inverters.
Zhengxin Liu, director of Tongwei Solar’s research institute of PV, talks us through the high efficiency cells on display at this year’s exhibition
In an exclusive interview, Xinming Huang, senior vice president at JA Solar, said the ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member was backing capacity expansions to help consolidate its position in the market. JA Solar has revealed huge capacity expansion plans this year, adding tens of gigawatts of output across solar wafers, cells and modules. We also speak to Andrew Zhang, technical sales manager at JA Solar, who provides a deep dive into the workings of the company’s latest release, the Deep Blue 3.0 series of modules. The Mono PERC 78 half-cell module uses 182mm cells and gapless encapsulating technology, with conversion efficiencies of up to 21.6%.
Yifeng Song, product management director at Risen Energy, explains how Risen has been one of the early champions of the 210mm cell, utilising it in all of its modules for utility-scale solar solutions on the show floor this week. Song notes the surge in prominence of ultra-high power output modules on the show floor this year, demonstrating that these large-format modules are now the main product of the market.
Having started out originally as a manufacturer of solar accessories, Akcome has developed to become a multi-faceted manufacturer of frames, trackers and modules themselves, taking a position at the forefront of heterojunction cells and modules. The cost of materials is a consistent topic of discussion at this year’s SNEC, so we caught up with Elvis Feng, sales director at Jiangyin Metal, to who explained how the cost of aluminium and other raw materials has impacted on customer demand for frames of reduced weight. We also speak to Tony Hu, vice general manager of Akcome’s sales department, who runs through the modules on offer at this year’s SNEC, including its range of heterojunction modules. Lastly, Michael Xiao, general manager at Suzhou Metal, which focuses on tracker sales, demonstrates the company’s solar tracker solutions.
Jiduo Li, global technical support director at Ginlong Technologies (Solis), talks us through how its inverter products are aligned with industry trends for large-format modules, and introduces its hybrid inverter product designed specifically for the home solar-storage market.
Dianna Tao, vice president at Haitai Solar, speaks about the company’s longstanding collaboration with Sharp Solar, while Jiwei Li, vice president for technology at Haitai Solar, demonstrate the company’s new products this year, including a large-format, half-cut cell 670W module featuring 21.57% efficiency and an innovative backsheet designed to bolster performance.
As the industry grows larger, so too does its modules. And in turn, mounting and tracker systems must also grow in order to accommodate for panels which are larger and heavier than ever before. Lloyd Li, vice president at Antai Solar, spoke to PV Tech yesterday to reveal the thinking behind the racking provider’s new ‘Space’ product.
PV Tech speaks to Guifu Zou, director of wafer, cell and module manufacturer LDK Solar’s R&D centre, to learn about how the company aims to reduce the power consumption of solar manufacturing by up to 20%.
Xulong Yin, chairman of the board at Yingli Solar, discusses the company’s ambition to return to the top group of PV manufacturers, while Murray Wang, senior sales manager, gives PV Tech a tour of the company’s booth at SNEC 2021 and an overview of the products on display.
Ray Cheng, head of overseas marketing at Growatt, gives PV Tech a tour of the company’s booth and talks us through the inverter and smart energy solution provider’s solutions targeted at the C&I market, which are also designed to be compatible with high-power, large-format modules.
Speaking to PV Tech, Polaris Li, president at Seraphim Solar, discusses the latest solar module trends and what Seraphim is exhibiting at this year’s exhibition, and reveals where the manufacturer is targeting growth this year.
PV Tech speaks to Hao Wu, director of the R&D centre at Sungrow Floating PV, to discuss the current trends affecting floating solar deployment across the world.