Canadian Solar’s project business to stall in 2019: hit on profits

‘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.

First Solar and Risen Energy included in new SMSL for 2019

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.

LONGi Solar has bifacial mono-PERC solar cell world record verified at 24.06%

‘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.

Canadian Solar pulls plug on going private

‘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.

Hanwha Q CELLS makes management changes

‘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.

Tesla’s solar panel suppliers have changed rapidly

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.

Solar manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in Q1 2018, reached 24.8GW

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.