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).
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has been ranked as a ‘Top Performer’ in the annual PVEL ‘PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ 2019 report, for the fifth consecutive year in two of the four testing regimes.
PV manufacturers JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar and REC Group have recently filed petitions for inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 9,893,215 B2  with the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in response to Hanwha Q CELLS patent infringement cases announced in early March, 2019.
Sebastián Kind, the Undersecretary of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency of Argentina’s Ministry of Finance took part in an inauguration event with Sergio Uñac, the governor of San Juan province, and Charles Baide, president of JinkoSolar International, for the start of operations for an 80MW PV project.
According to Hanwha Q CELLS, the US International Trade Commission (US ITC) has voted to begin an investigation of alleged patent infringement by JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar, and REC Group, in relation to its US  patent on solar cell passivation layer structures.
US-headquartered high-efficiency solar panel manufacturer SunPower Corp recently held its ‘Capital Markets Day’ event that indicated a slow turnaround in its business fortunes would be a key development in 2019.
A key challenge for a company that has undergone several major restructurings in recent years has been the lack of profitability.
Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Hanwha Q CELLS has extended its patent infringement complaints in Australia to include REC Group and two of its distributors, Sol Distribution, and BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, the first time the SMSL has expanded its patent cases to include distributors.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar said a strong recovery in global solar demand was expected to lead to a 30% increase in its PV module shipments in 2019. As a result, the SMSL would ramp module capacity to 15GW.