Duke Energy Renewables has acquired the 150MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California from Clearway Energy Group. The North Rosamond installation stands as Duke Energy Renewables' sixth solar generation facility in Kern County.
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.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology experienced a revenue increase of 34.3% on strong global demand for monocrystalline products in the release of its preliminary ‘express’ annual report.
Major PV inverter manufacturer and EPC firm, Sungrow Power Supply Co has warned that net profit in the first quarter of 2019 would be lower than expected, due to a significant reduction in new PV grid connections in China.
PV inverter manufacturer, Sungrow Power Supply Co had the most incredible revenue generation in the fourth quarter of 2018 that surpasses anything any PV company has ever experienced. The problem of course is why?
Diversified renewable energy firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) confirmed full-year 2018 losses of around RMB 1,706.0 million (US$254 million), while shipping a record 3.3GW of solar modules from its two manufacturing operations, Wuxi Suntech and Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Company.
Leading polysilicon and multicrystalline solar wafer producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has reported a loss of RMB 1,011.4 million (US$150.7 million) for its ‘Solar Material Business’ unit in 2018, citing the demand impact from the China 531 New Deal that led to overcapacity and rapidly falling selling prices.
Diversified renewable energy firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) expects to report a loss in 2018 of approximately US$254 million, due to PV product ASP declines and impairment charges to its manufacturing operations.
Wacker Chemie has reported a 27% decrease in revenue for its polysilicon division, due to a marked decline in demand from China and a fall in average selling prices (ASPS). Weak pricing is expected to continue in 2019, lowering profitability further.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has reported preliminary ‘express’ financial results for 2018, noting a return to a small profit, despite ASP declines impacting total revenue.
ROTH Capital Partners has become increasingly bullish on a strong rebound in global solar demand in 2019, led by competitive pricing dynamics with other energy sources and increasing optimism that China will provide good subsidy support for solar in 2019 and onwards.