JA Solar’s module shipments smash guidance in Q2

Having turned and continue to remain cautious about its business outlook for the second-half of 2017, JA Solar reported second quarter results that simply defied previous guidance, driven by greater than expected demand in China and a start of a rush to stockpile in the US.

Silicon Module Super League defines key metrics for PV ModuleTech 2017: Part 2

This blog features the second part of our new two-part blog on PV-Tech this week, presenting the latest findings of the PV-Tech in-house market research team, with all data and graphics shown in this blog coming from the August 2017 release of our PV Manufacturing & Technology Quarterly report.

QSTec takes 49% stake in rebooted SolarWorld

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has taken a 49% stake in SolarWorld Industries GmbH, the new entity that purchased SolarWorld AG’s core manufacturing assets, according to reports in Qatar.

SolarWorld Industries starts production

Newly formed German PV module manufacture SolarWorld Industries GmbH has officially started production, according to the insolvency administrator for SolarWorld AG.

100GW of PV modules to ship during 2018, but is quality matching quantity? (Part 2)

Leading up to the PV ModuleTech 2017 conference, less than 3 months away (Kuala Lumpur, 7-8 November 2017), this blog series explains why this dedicated two-day industry event has the potential to provide some key answers for EPCs, developers and asset owners, in terms of understanding the key metrics that underpin solar modules going forward, ultimately mitigating risks during site design and build-out, while optimizing overall return-on-investment for more than 20 years in the field. READ PART ONE HERE

100GW of PV modules to ship during 2018, but is quality matching quantity? (Part 1)

The solar industry is set to reach annual demand at the 100GW level much earlier than has been forecast by both third-party observers and the leading component suppliers. During 2018, the solar industry is shaping up to ship more than 100GW of solar modules during the calendar year, while 2017 alone will see the number exceed 90GW comfortably.

Neo Solar Power’s tough times continue in 1H 2017

Taiwan-based merchant solar cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) continued its solarcoaster ride that has lasted almost a year with revenue in July, 2017 sliding 26% from the previous quarter, which was the best it had achieved in 2017.