PV CellTech Talk: Xie Tian, Director of Wafer Quality Management, LONGi Green Energy

PV CellTech 2017 is almost upon us, and the speaker agenda is finalized, including the elite of c-Si wafer and cell manufacturing. The event takes place in Penang, Malaysia, on 14-15 March 2017. In preparation for the event, PV Tech checked in with LONGi’s presenter at PV CellTech, Xie Tian, on what we could expect to hear from his opening talk on 14 March.

LONGi changes name

Leading integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has officially changed its name in China.

LONGi’s mono push sets the stage for PV CellTech mono-vs-multi showdown

The recent announcements from Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) manufacturer LONGi Silicon Materials, to acquire the Malaysia wafering operations of Comtec Solar Systems Group and to align with Trina Solar and Tongwei for a new 5GW factory in China, represent yet more substance to LONGi’s active push to shift the industry to mono c-Si cell and module supply.

Longi, Trina Solar and Tongwei team on 5GW mono ingot plant

Three major Chinese PV manufacturers, Longi Silicon Materials, Trina Solar and Tongwei, via its polysilicon subsidiary, Sichuan Yongxiang, are to form a Joint Venture (JV) to own and operate a previously planned 5GW monocrystalline silicon ingot pulling production plant in Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China, by Longi.

LONGi Silicon’s sales dive 54.8% in Q3

Leading integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has reported a 54.8% decline in third quarter 2016 revenue as the impact of a major demand slump in China after June’s feed-in tariff changes seriously curtailed PV power plant construction in China.

RENA wins major alkaline texturing tool order from LERRI Solar

Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier RENA Technologies has secured a significant tool order from China-based LERRI Solar said to be in the double-digit million euro range to meet more than 2GW of monocrystalline PERC solar cell production.

Tales from Taiwan Part 1: more capacity comes online, but not in Taiwan

After a week in Taiwan, overlapping with the PV Taiwan exhibition and conference in Taipei last week, my main takeaway is the scale of new capacity that is confirmed to be coming online over the next 3-6 months, no matter what is happening today regarding supply levels and end-market demand. This and other conclusions from my week in Taiwan are covered in two blogs this week on PV-Tech.

LONGi wins 400MW mono-module supply bid to CGN

Leading integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials said it had successfully won bids by China-based PV project developer, China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co (CGNSED) to supply around 400MW of modules for planned projects.