‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) members, JinkoSolar, JA Solar, GCL SI, Q CELLS and Canadian Solar have announced supply deals, new project developments as well as new partnerships and awards this week.
TÜV Rheinland has awarded the first small group of PV module manufacturers with certification against LeTID (Light and elevated Temperature Induced Degradation), also known as Carrier Induced Degradation (CID).
‘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.
2019 marks the fourth year of GCL-SI’s entry into the Japanese market. At PV EXPO 2019 Japan, GCL-SI exhibited a number of high efficiency modules including cast mono, shingling and bifacial modules, featuring cast mono module series in particular.
PV CellTech 2019 takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 12-13 March 2019, and the agenda of industry speakers is now complete, in what is set to be the most exciting PV CellTech conference since we launched the series back in 2016.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has reported preliminary ‘express’ financial results for 2018, noting a return to a small profit, despite ASP declines impacting total revenue.
When we established the Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) a few years ago, it was prompted by the realisation that a select group of solar PV module suppliers were moving away from the 100+ chasing pack, and firmly establishing themselves as the companies that would be the dominant players as the industry moved towards and above annual shipment levels of 100GW.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integrated Technology (GCL-SI) has agreed to take full control of Huajun International Group’s PV manufacturing operations (Huajun Power Technology (Jiangsu) Co), as part of a cooperation framework agreement that would last for three years.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integrated Technology Co (GCL-SI) is planning to sell up to RMB 1.0 billion (US$144 million) of sales invoices to a third party at a discount to improve its cash flow position.
PV manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in the second quarter of 2018, were slightly higher than the previous quarter, although activity slumped specifically in June, after China’s decision to suddenly cap utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) projects (531 New Deal). But large-scale multi-gigawatt production plans in the first half of the year may have hidden an inevitable slowdown, despite the impact on downstream demand from the 531 New Deal.
We have tracked the annual R&D spending of 12 key publicly listed PV module manufacturers over the last 10 years. We present our new methodology with a broader scope which reveals record levels of investment in solar innovation.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has said it has become the first non-domestic PV module manufacturer to gain The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for its modules.