In pictures: PV Expo 2017, Tokyo

Taking place this week in Tokyo as part of the World Smart Energy Week event attracting around 70,000 visitors, PV Expo features an eye-opening and often exotic range of products and services. Here are pictures of some highlights taken by PV Tech reporter Andy Colthorpe.

Inside Ghana’s first module manufacturing facility

This year saw Ghana not only install the largest solar project in East and West Africa, but also a major 30MW module manufacturing facility near its capital, Accra, in what is a major milestone for the upstream solar sector across Africa. PV Tech visited the plant to understand some of developer 3SIL's thinking behind location and business.

SolarWorld’s bifacial modules produced for testing in US

PV module manufacturer SolarWorld has started producing its first bifacial Bisun modules at its US manufacturing facility in order to test their capability against standard modules using advanced p-type mono-PERC cell architecture.

Essel Infra and GCL sign MoU for 5GW module manufacturing capacity in Andhra Pradesh

A consortium between India-based integrated utility and solar developer Essel Infra and China-based PV material manufacturer Golden Concord Holdings (GCL) has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government to invest US$2 billion in developing 5GW of module manufacturing capacity by 2020 in the Indian state.

HT-SAAE module exceeds 300W

After being tested and certified by authoritative certification body TUV Rheinland, the mass production output power for HT-SAAE's N-type PERT high-efficiency mono-crystalline silicon solar module has surpassed 300W.