Top 5 solar module manufacturers in 2016

PV Tech can reveal the preliminary Top 5 solar module manufacturers in 2016, based as usual on final shipment guidance from third quarter financial results.

Trina Solar makes major module shipment miss in Q3

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Trina Solar has significantly missed its third quarter 2016 PV module shipment guidance range that makes meeting previous full-year shipment projections almost unattainable.

Tales from Taiwan Part 1: more capacity comes online, but not in Taiwan

After a week in Taiwan, overlapping with the PV Taiwan exhibition and conference in Taipei last week, my main takeaway is the scale of new capacity that is confirmed to be coming online over the next 3-6 months, no matter what is happening today regarding supply levels and end-market demand. This and other conclusions from my week in Taiwan are covered in two blogs this week on PV-Tech.

Hanwha Q CELLS retains InnoLas laser technology for next-gen PERC cells

PV laser technology equipment specialist InnoLas Solutions has supplied its ILS-TT rotary table laser production tool to ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Hanwha Q CELLS R&D facility in Germany to support next-generation PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Contact) development.