Major China-headquartered PV module manufacturer, Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co has received ‘Top Performer’ status in PVEL’s (PV Evolution Labs) 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the PID (Potential Induced Degradation) test.
Strong deployment figures have been posted for the US’ energy storage market in both residential and non-residential segments in the past quarter, amid warnings that an escalating trade war with China could dampen some of that enthusiasm if tariffs are applied.
China-based PV module manufacturer, Znshine PV tech has won a bid to supply solar panels to DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) based projects to be used in various residential projects as part of Shams Dubai.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar has set a conversion efficiency record of 24.58% for an i-TOPCon (Industrial Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) bifacial solar cell using a super-sized 244.62 cm2 wafer.
Major PV materials firm, Heraeus Photovoltaics is establishing fully-equipped ‘Innovation Centers’ in Shanghai and Singapore for new product development and customer specific modifications for monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cells.
Independent PV power producer, GCL New Energy (GNE), a division of GCL-Poly is selling a 70% shareholding in 19 PV power plants with an installed capacity of approximately 977MW for RMB 1.74 billion (US$251.5 million).
Monocrystalline silicon wafer producer, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS) is continuing to expand wafer capacity and implement Industry 4.0 strategies as supply remains tight as the solar industry migrates to p-Type and n-Type technologies in 2019.
China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) have jointly released the first batch of grid parity projects for 2019, which include a total of 168 PV power plant projects, accounting for 14.78GW.