Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has sourced a further two-year supply of high-purity polysilicon from Daqo New Energy to meet its material requirements under current in-house mono-wafer capacity expansions.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has reiterated PV module shipments to be in 14-15GW range in 2019 but noted that its order book for 2020 was rapidly filling up, due to strong global demand.
China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy Corp has been impacted by weaker than expected financial results for the second quarter of 2019, due to the lack of demand in China and record low polysilicon prices.
PV module and major backsheet manufacturer, Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co, reported a strong rebound in revenue and profits in the second quarter of 2019, with first half year results tempered by a weak first quarter.
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.