‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar reported stronger than expected third quarter financial results while revenue of US$1.77 billion to US$1.81 billion for the final quarter of the year.
Canadian Solar and renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles have commissioned the 191.5MW Pirapora I and the 92.5MW Pirapora III solar energy projects in Brazil — with the two projects boasting a combined generation capacity of 284MW. Both sites were commissioned in November 2017.
The Indian solar industry expressed shock recently when it emerged that multiple Chinese PV manufacturers had been reneging on supply contracts to India, but it seems this strategy may have been a comeuppance for historic behaviour on the part of some Indian developers.
PV Tech reached its own little milestone of having reported and analysed the R&D spending habits of the same 12 key PV module manufacturers for 10 years. The results have just been published in sister technical journal Photovoltaics International as part of the annual leaders and laggards of R&D spending for 2016.
The significance of PV-Tech’s forthcoming conference in Kuala Lumpur – PV ModuleTech 2017 – has just moved to a new level, with the key company executives from all members of the Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) giving presentations on stage about the quality, reliability, and performance of their solar modules.
Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 100MW solar project in California with community choice utility Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE).