PV CellTech 2020 to explain huge shift in PV production landscape

The fifth PV CellTech event takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 10-11 March 2020, and will be happening at a time when PV is going through its most dramatic realignment yet, in terms of manufacturers dominating the cell supply landscape, and the technologies being deployed in mega mass-production.

SunPower to spin off manufacturing operations

The US-headquartered high-efficiency solar panel maker is to spin off most of its manufacturing operations into a separate public listed entity, Maxeon Solar, which will include monocrystalline silicon wafer producer, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS) as an investor.

JinkoSolar’s order book for 2020 is rapidly filling up

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.

Daqo’s polysilicon business takes a dive in Q2

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 industry benchmarks for module technology and bankability are driven by JinkoSolar

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.