‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar has started producing PV modules using the largest wafer size (210mm x 210mm) technically possible today with multiple other features to provide 500W-plus modules.
China-based integrated PV manufacturer, EGing Photovoltaic is planning major manufacturing upgrades and production relocation to return to competitiveness after guiding a full-year 2019 net profit loss.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy has signed a new wafer supply agreement with major merchant solar cell producer, Tongwei Solar valued at approximately US$1.88 billion, over a three-year period.
The first steps have been taken in ending the trade war between the US and China now that the ‘Phase 1 Trade Agreement’ has been signed. A surprise inclusion for the PV and semiconductor industries has been China’s agreement to reopen the trade doors for US-made solar-grade polysilicon.
Leading monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy Technology has guided a surge in net profits expected for 2019, due to increased manufacturing scale lowering production costs and with significant growth in overseas market demand for its PV module subsidiary, LONGi Solar.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) is undergoing beta testing of new software solutions for solar cell production yield optimization that would become a new recurring revenue stream for the company.
The largest monocrystalline wafer producer, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co has signed a three-year wafer supply deal with Chinese solar cell producer, Jiangsu Runyang Yueda Photovoltaic Technology Co (Runergy) worth approximately US$1.5 billion (RMB 10.34 billion).
A 105MW (ac) PV power plant using high-efficiency N-type monocrystalline bifacial panels from Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co is nearing completion in Oman, the largest to date deploying the panel technology.
LONGi Green Energy Technology Co, the largest monocrystalline wafer producer, has signed a new agreement to build a new 20GW wafer plant in Chuxiong, Yunnan province with further plans to expand capacity to 40GW in the future.
During the past few years, the migration from multi to mono, replacing Al-BSF p-type cells with rear passivation layers (PERC), and having the capability of bifacial light absorption, have been the very obvious technology shifts seen within the PV industry.