Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar said a strong recovery in global solar demand was expected to lead to a 30% increase in its PV module shipments in 2019. As a result, the SMSL would ramp module capacity to 15GW.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar does not expect to repeat last year’s strong profitability growth in 2019, due to falling PV module ASPs (Average Selling Prices) and a slowdown in PV power plant project sales as it rebuilds its late-stage projects pipeline for 2020, onwards.
‘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.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has reported preliminary ‘express’ financial results for 2018, noting a return to a small profit, despite ASP declines impacting total revenue.
When we established the Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) a few years ago, it was prompted by the realisation that a select group of solar PV module suppliers were moving away from the 100+ chasing pack, and firmly establishing themselves as the companies that would be the dominant players as the industry moved towards and above annual shipment levels of 100GW.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar has reported a new solar cell world record conversion efficiency for monocrystalline silicon PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology of 24.06%, which has been verified by the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT) in China.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has rejected the proposal by its founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shawn Qu to take the company private and delist from NASDAQ.
Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has acknowledged its recognition as a ‘Top Performer’ in DNV GL's 2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard results, which were announced at SNEC in China in May.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS has appointed a new chairman and CEO with former experience at the company as parent, Hanwha Group begins consolidating solar sector subsidiaries.
Much has been written and voiced over the past couple of months in the PV industry, following the so-called China-531 policy announcement that finally provided a wake-up call to Chinese manufacturers that their domestic end-market was not going to be allowed to maintain its near-exponential growth characteristics.
In the hotly contested Californian residential solar market, new data compiled by ROTH Capital Partners highlights, amongst many data points, that Tesla’s solar panel supply base and suppliers is undergoing a major transition and that it has been changing for several years.
PV manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in the first quarter of 2018 continued to follow the strong trend set in the fourth quarter of 2017. The quarter also represented a revival in thin-film expansion plans as well as the return of PV module assembly outpacing solar cell announcements. Also notable was the return of India and the US as major destinations for new capacity plans.