PV Talk: The potential changing landscape for BIPV in Europe

BIPV has remained a niche market in Europe for more than 10 years. According to trade group SolarPower Europe, over 200 BIPV products are available in Europe and future growth could be pegged to further legislation in the EU, such as the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

LONGi investing US$875 million in 2020 production capacity expansion plans

Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology is planning to invest around US$875.7 million in expanding its Czochralski-based monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) ingot and wafer capacity by 15GW, while expanding mono-Si solar cell capacity by an initial 3GW in 2020.

Shunfeng’s deal to sell solar manufacturing operations in doubt

Diversified renewables firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) deal with Hong Kong property tycoon, Kin Ming Cheng, a major shareholder in SFCE is in doubt after the date to secure an agreement to purchase most of the manufacturing operations that included Wuxi Suntech has lapsed.

Shunfeng shipped 3.3GW of solar modules in 2018, up 33.4% year-on-year

Diversified renewable energy firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) confirmed full-year 2018 losses of around RMB 1,706.0 million (US$254 million), while shipping a record 3.3GW of solar modules from its two manufacturing operations, Wuxi Suntech and Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Company.

Shunfeng’s losses to exceed US$250 million in 2018

Diversified renewable energy firm Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) expects to report a loss in 2018 of approximately US$254 million, due to PV product ASP declines and impairment charges to its manufacturing operations.