Top 10 module suppliers in 2017

Following an extensive research process over the past couple of weeks, we can now reveal the top-10 module suppliers (by shipment volumes) for the calendar year 2017.

Canadian Solar raises 2017 module shipment guidance

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has slightly increased its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 shipment guidance. However, the sale of US PV power plant projects, were not completed in the quarter, forcing the company to lower revenue guidance.

Tongwei increases merchant solar cell shipments 75% in 2017

China-based integrated and merchant PV manufacturer Tongwei Group said it would report full-year 2017 profits to be in the range of 80 – 100% higher than in 2016, due in part to its capacity expansions of both polysilicon and solar cells and higher average selling prices (ASP’s) in the year.

GCL Integrated Technology makes senior executive shuffle

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integrated Technology (GCL-SI) has appointed a new chairman and chief executive officer as Zhu Gongshan, the majority shareholder with the GCL group steps down from the post of chairman of the board.

LONGi plans new 5GW module assembly plant in China

Leading fully-integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology has signed a project investment agreement with local authorities in Chuzhou City, Anhui Province, China to build a new 5GW module assembly plant.

Aiko Solar meets cell capacity expansion milestones for PERC technology

China-based merchant solar cell producer Guangdong Aiko Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd (Aiko Solar) said it had achieved a production capacity of 4GW for PERC solar cells, while initially ramping its new production plant on schedule near Yiwu City, central Zhejiang province, China at the end of 2017.