Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie has warned its overall group profitability for 2019 would be around 30% lower than the prior year, due to continued weak demand from the solar industry in China and continued polysilicon prices declines to industry record lows.
In recently released first half 2019 financial guidance, three China-based PV inverter manufacturers, Sungrow, Ginlong and Kehua have mainly guided weaker profits than reported for the prior-year period.
Debt-laden and technically bankrupt PV module manufacturer, Yingli Green Energy has reported a major decline in its PV panel shipments and revenue in 2018, due to the ‘China 531 New Deal’ that impacted demand for its products.
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%.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Risen Energy has recently reported a decline in 2018 annual revenue and net profit, due to the overall decline in PV installations in China, which also led to pricing pressure across its PV module, PV encapsulant and EPC business divisions.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) doubled overseas PV module shipments in 2018, while seeking a target of shipments outside of China of 80% in 2019, according to its recently published 2018, annual financial report.
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie has continued to be impacted by record low polysilicon prices, due to overcapacity and weak demand caused by China’s ‘531 New Deal’ and lack of new support policies in China since June, 2018.
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.