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.
Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group has said in financial filings that it would report a substantial net loss for the year, due to expected write-down of the assets related to its manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and China.
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.
Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group said it planned to sell its Malaysian facility and some of the installed production equipment to leading integrated monocrystalline ingot to module producer, Longi Silicon Materials.
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.
In preparation for our latest manufacturing and technology webinars on Wednesday 7 December and Thursday 8 December, we have updated our in-house models for the Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) companies, revealing the continued push towards high-efficiency cell production.
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.
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.
China-based PV manufacturer and project developer ET Solar signed a cooperation agreement with the largest PV inverter producer, Huawei as it aligns key suppliers around its plans to build 1GW of PV power plants around the globe over the next 12 months.
This blog contains the concluding part of my Tales from Taiwan feature, with the first blog - Tales from Taiwan Part 1: more capacity comes online, but not in Taiwan - appearing on PV-Tech earlier this week.
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.
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.
Lerri Solar, DelSolar, CNPV, Motech and Xian Longi have withdrawn from the EU’s Minimum Import Price (MIP) undertaking and will instead have to service their European customers via manufacturing facilities abroad.