Wafers are changing. Yet again the industry must find the right balance between performance gains and the limitations of the tools already in place at scale. Carrie Xiao investigates why many believe LONGi's M6 wafer might well have found the sweet spot for the foreseeable future.
PV Tech has been covering analysis of R&D expenditures of PV manufacturers for over a decade. This blog anticipates some of the key trends set to be fully revealed in the forthcoming edition of technical journal Photovoltaics International.
The largest monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co has signed a project investment agreement with the local government of Taizhou City, China to expand its PV module assembly capacity by 5GW at the Taizhou New Energy Industrial Park.
LONGi Green Energy Technology continued to ride the industry wave in the transition to high-performance mono-based products in 2018, with overseas mono-module sales volume of 1,962MW, a year-on-year increase of 370%.
Major China-based polysilicon producer and PV project developer, Xinte Energy Co has issued a profit warning for the first quarter of 2019, due to further polysilicon price declines. Xinte is a subsidiary of TBEA Co.