JA Solar’s long-standing CFO leaves

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has announced that its long-serving CFO, Herman Zhao has left the company, effective March 27, 2018.

JA Solar gets closer to NASDAQ de-listing

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar is getting closer to de-listing from NASDAQ and going private after over 90% of the ordinary shares held had voted to agree a merger with its Cayman Islands registered parent company, owned primarily by JA Solar’s founder, chairman and CEO, Baofang Jin.

JA Solar touts 50% product shipment increase in 2017

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar has raised its 2017 full-year shipment guidance for cells and modules, including shipments to its downstream PV project business that supports close to reaching a 50% year-on-year increase.

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.

JA Solar leaving NASDAQ in all-cash transaction

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar is following another SMSL member, Trina Solar in leaving the NASDAQ and going private via an all-cash transaction led by its founder, chairman and CEO, Baofang Jin.

JA Solar on track to increase module shipments by almost 50% in 2017

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JA Solar reported cautious in-line financial results for the third quarter of 2017 but guidance for the fourth quarter indicates the company could increase module shipments by almost 50%, compared to the previous year.

10 years of R&D spending analysis of 12 key PV module manufacturers

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.

Silicon Module Super League confirmed to speak at PV ModuleTech

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.

Reducing OEM module supply should be quality-driven, not to save a penny on blended costs

The use of third-party cell and module sourcing has seen a massive uptick in the solar industry, during the past 2-3 years. The appetite of leading global module suppliers to rely on outsourced cells and modules has been clear to see in the past 12-18 months, but tends to go through almost quarterly tactical adjustments, often driven by factors that are potentially creating risk for long-term downstream asset holders of utility-scale sites.