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.
2019 marks the fourth year of GCL-SI’s entry into the Japanese market. At PV EXPO 2019 Japan, GCL-SI exhibited a number of high efficiency modules including cast mono, shingling and bifacial modules, featuring cast mono module series in particular.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar, a subsidiary of the world’s largest monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy will shortly have exceeded 13GW of module assembly production after a new 5GW plant ramps to full capacity in 2019.
As the PV-Tech team evaluated the topics best suited for this year’s PV CellTech event (12-13 March 2019, Penang, Malaysia), it was clear that wafering should be a key theme for inclusion at the conference.
MacDermid Alpha, a key long-standing sponsor of the annual PV CellTech Conference, run by Solar Media Ltd, is to showcase their family of MacDermid Enthone and Alpha brand products specifically formulated for the solar industry at this year’s event, being held in Penang, Malaysia March 12-13, 2019.
PV CellTech 2019 takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 12-13 March 2019, and the agenda of industry speakers is now complete, in what is set to be the most exciting PV CellTech conference since we launched the series back in 2016.
US-based wafer producer 1366 Technologies and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS are taking a major step forward in their long-standing R&D collaboration by establishing a volume production facility in Malaysia for 1366 Technologies ‘Direct Wafer’ technology.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar is to supply its mono-PERC bifacial ‘DUOMAX’ Twin dual-glass modules to EDF Renewables' two PV power projects in France that meet the CRE4.1 and CRE4.2 low-carbon footprint contract requirements.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology plans to invest approximately US$773 million in expanding monocrystalline ingot and wafer capacity at three sites in China.
PV is increasingly becoming the cheapest energy source and therefore has become the energy source with the highest yearly capacity additions! Even in 2018, after some scepticism right after SNEC 2018, due to the announcement of the Chinese Government to stop supporting PV as intensively as in 2017, more than 100GW (109GW) have been installed worldwide (we actually bet a crate of beer on that!) and 125GW has been forecasted to be installed in 2019.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer and ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology has announced plans to build a new 1GW monocrystalline solar cell manufacturing plant in Kuching, Malaysia.