The PV industry roadmap - and related metrics of technology and bankability - are now being driven by leading module supplier, JinkoSolar, with others seeking to replicate Jinko’s product line options, trying to differentiate in markets that are receptive to low-cost alternatives, or focusing only on rooftop markets where volumes are lower and sales/distribution efforts are more intensive.
Major PV materials supplier Heraeus Photovoltaics had launched six, next-generation, high-performance metallization pastes at this year’s SNEC PV Power Expo, which characterises the rapid pace of the upstream PV industry’s renewed focus on technical advancements and cost reductions.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar has supplied 168MW of high-efficiency’ Hi-MO 1’ monocrystalline PERC modules to Sunseap International’s completed PV power plant in Ninh Thuan province, Vietnam.
The PV industry is undergoing rapid technology changes that have been driven by the well documented, swift adoption of monocrystalline wafers. Less well understood is that, within this wafer technology transition comes a shift to larger wafer sizes and this includes p-type and n-type mono-Si wafers.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured new orders from a major China-based manufacturer of solar cell and module manufacturing automation systems.
Canada-headquartered PV module manufacturer Silfab Solar was the only North American manufacturer to achieve ‘Top Performer’ status in PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard tests.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar has achieved ‘Top Performer’ status in the 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard report issued by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) in collaboration with DNV GL, for the fifth consecutive time.
The largest monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co has signed a project investment agreement with the local government of Taizhou City, China to expand its PV module assembly capacity by 5GW at the Taizhou New Energy Industrial Park.
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).
China-based PV module manufacturer, Znshine PV tech has won a bid to supply solar panels to DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority) based projects to be used in various residential projects as part of Shams Dubai.
PV module manufacturer ZNShine PV Tech have developed graphene coating in collaboration with the China University of Science and Technology for its G12 Series of monocrystalline panels, which is said to increase the transmission properties of the glass, while the hydrophobic effect of the graphene coating achieves the highest level of panel self-cleaning, reducing O&M costs for commercial and utility-scale PV power plants.