QSTec takes 49% stake in rebooted SolarWorld

Qatar Solar Technologies (QSTec) has taken a 49% stake in SolarWorld Industries GmbH, the new entity that purchased SolarWorld AG’s core manufacturing assets, according to reports in Qatar.

Mono and multi production 50:50 in 2018, but mono is the future

Mono c-Si cell production is forecast to account for 49% of all c-Si cell production in 2018, and will become the dominant technology used in the PV industry by 2019, according to new research contained in the latest release of the PV Manufacturing & Technology Quarterly report, from the in-house research unit at PV-Tech’s parent company Solar Media Ltd.

SolarWorld reduces losses on higher shipments in Q1

Integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld used increased total product shipments in the first quarter of 2017 to limit losses as global solar panel price declines continue to pressure the industry.

SolarWorld cool on support for Suniva case

Module manufacturer SolarWorld USA is considering whether to back manufacturer Suniva’s trade complaint until it has had time to fully assess the details of the case.

SolarWorld isn’t all mono yet!

Dedicated monocrystalline integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld believes 2017 is a transitional year for the company after announcing a switch to monocrystalline production at the expense of multicrystalline and a full-migration to PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology as ASP declines in the second-half of 2016 forced a major manufacturing rethink.