The production volume of solar PV panels based on thin-film deposition of semiconductor materials on large-area glass panels is set to hit a seven-year low in 2017, in spite of the end-market demand for solar panels increasing by a factor of three over the same time period.
With the industry’s leading PV manufacturing event, PV CellTech 2017, just a few weeks away on 14-15 March 2017 in Penang, Malaysia, PV-Tech took the opportunity to speak with the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board, Finlay Colville, on what we can expect to learn from the event this year.
CIS thin-film module manufacturer Solar Frontier has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MO) with Saudi Aramco and the Saudi Arabian National Industrial Cluster Development Program (NICDP) on the feasibility of establishing a thin-film module production plant in Saudi Arabia.
Solar Frontier Americas — US subsidiary of the world’s largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, Solar Frontier — announced that two utility-scale solar projects from its development pipeline have started construction.
Solar Frontier Americas, the US subsidiary of CIS solar energy solutions provider Solar Frontier, announced that its PV modules have been selected for a portfolio of residential, agri-business and agro-industrial solar power projects in and around Sonora, Mexico, by Enilso.
After Japan’s solar market got off to a flying start, a combination of policy headwinds and grid constraints has made the going much tougher. But with new market segments opening up and an electricity market reform process about to get underway the prospects for the world’s second largest PV market of 2015 still look strong.