A total of seven China-based PV manufacturers have officially started efforts to establish a new ‘M10’ (182mm x 182mm p-type monocrystalline) large-area wafer size standard to reduce manufacturing costs throughout the entire solar industry supply chain as the number of large-area wafer sizes have emerged in the last few years.
New Germany-based PV module manufacturer SolarWelt has signed a volume order with Freiberg-based PV stringer specialist teamtechnik to enable the production of monocrystalline half-cut PERC (166 x 83 mm cells) with 9 busbars into high-efficiency modules at its planned facility in Thuringia.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has reiterated solar module shipment guidance for 2020 to be in the 18-20GW range, while stating that its monocrystalline-based module capacity would reach the 25GW milestone by the end of the year.
JA Solar has launched its highest performing large-area PV panel series, DEEPBLUE 3.0, which integrates a number of key technologies to provide power outputs of up to 545Wp. The new series is designed for an era of grid parity and intensive electricity price competition to effectively reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and maximize the economic value of PV systems for the renewable energy generation.
Germany-based PV module manufacturer SOLARWATT has successfully met the IEC CD 61215-1: Ed.2.0 test for Light and elevated Temperature Induced Degradation (LeTID) for its Vision 60M series PV panels, undertaken by testing and certification house, VDE Renewables.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integration (GCL-SI) was one of only seven companies to gain Top Performer’ status in PVEL's first PAN file test in the 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard after being involved in the historical four module reliability test regimes for the fourth consecutive year.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar has more than doubled its tally of ‘Top Performer’ awards in PVEL’s 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard, while joining an elite group in achieving 'Top Performer' status in all four reliability tests for a PV module.
North America-based PV module manufacturer, Silfab Solar ranked in the small group of four manufacturers that achieved ‘Top Performer’ status across PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) four historical module reliability test regimes in this year’s 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard report.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar has been recognised as a ‘Top Performer’ in PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the sixth consecutive time, while collecting 10 ‘Top Performer’ awards with six different modules.
China-based PV module manufacturer Suntech has confirmed it received four ‘Top Performer’ status in the PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) ‘2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard’ report that included its mono PERC half-cell module.