Prices for polysilicon have spiked 35% in four months ‘We don’t have direct control on those raw materials’ Solar manufacturers are being battered by higher costs and smaller margins after an unexpected shortage of a critical raw material. Prices of polysilicon, the main component of photovoltaic cells, spiked as much as 35 percent in the […]
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PV EXPO Japan 2017: Marubeni’s Solar & Cleantech Business At a Glance – Alessandro Fujisaka, Marubeni America Corporation
Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Alessandro Fujisaka, Department Manager at Marubeni America Corporation. It was interesting to learn about 25 years Marubeni’s history in solar but even more interesting about its current milestones and strategy for the years to come.
The investment trend in the photovoltaics industry (PV industry) is carrying through into 2017: Numerous PV manufacturers are set to build new production facilities or retrofit existing capacity this year. Innovative technologies are increasing the efficiency of solar cells, and at the same time, reducing manufacturing costs. Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the […]
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning a 210 billion-rupee ($3.1 billion) package of state aid for India’s solar panel manufacturing industry, according to two officials. The so-called Prayas initiative, short for for “ Pradhan Mantri Yojana for Augmenting Solar Manufacturing,” a central-government plan designed to lift India’s installed photovoltaic capacity as well as to create an export industry, […]
According to a filing on last Friday, GCL-Poly, a Chinese firm that produces solar polysilicon and wafers, as well as develops solar farms, bought SunEdison’s once billion-dollar business for $150 million. UBS was a financial advisor to GCL in the deal. GCL lists the “target assets” as “solar materials businesses including relevant platform, people, intellectual property processes […]
Silicor Materials, AMTS close USD 8.9 million project management contract for solar silicon plant in Iceland
Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, today announced the signing of a contract with AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) – a construction and project management and facility solutions firm for the high tech markets – for the project management of Silicor’s first commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland. The project is […]
In our Exclusive interview in partnership with EU PVSEC 2016, we speak to Patrick Hofer-Noser at Meyer Burger about key conditions for maintaining the European leadership in the solar PV industry & science. We also discuss which technologies will be driving the market in the short & long term perspective. Dr. Patrick Hofer-Noser has been […]
Meyer Burger sells CHF 22 million solar PV equipment and technologies to the Russian company Hevel Solar
Hevel LLC, the largest integrated solar company in Russia, has placed an order with Meyer Burger for the supply of high-end systems for the qualification of crystalline solar wafers, the coating and performance measurement of heterojunction cells, as well as SmartWire Connection Technology for connecting cells. These Meyer Burger systems will develop Hevel’s existing technology […]
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Concludes Legally-Binding Contracts for the Announced Delivery of Production Machines for CIGS Thin-Film Modules
Following SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG’s announcement on Tuesday, May 24, about the signing of the letters of intent, now the respective, legally-binding contracts for the delivery of production machines for CIGS solar modules were concluded with a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise China National Building Materials (CNBM). The finalization of the project’s financing is also […]
IDRO and SCHMID Group start collaboration to set up a fully integrated PV manufacturing facility in Iran
Memorandum of Understanding between IDRO and SCHMID Group to produce photovoltaic modules in Iran Iran is progressing with its strategic plan to diversify the country’s energy resources by increasing the share of renewable energies in the country’s energy mix, putting major emphasis on technology ownership and highest degree of localization. The Industrial Development & Renovation […]
SolarPV.TV has recently attended a great event in Dubai: “Solar Shams Program: Selecting the right component materials for solar panels in demanding climates” organised by MESIA with the support of JinkoSolar & DuPont. We spoke to Dr. Stephan Padlewski, Marketing Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions about the role of quality materials […]
Solar cells, based on heterojunction technology are cells based on an already known cell principle, which is yet being used industrially by only one company. Since 2008, Meyer Burger is cooperating with the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, in order to further develop this cell concept, and has developed the corresponding heterojunction cell manufacturing systems. The […]
German speciality chemicals group Wacker Chemie expects its new $2.5 billion polysilicon plant in Tennessee to reach full production during the third quarter, it said on Monday. The plant in Charleston, Wacker Chemie’s biggest ever single investment, can produce more than 20,000 metric tonnes of polysilicon – a material needed to make solar cells – […]
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (March 22, 2016) – The ongoing trade dispute between China and the United States continues to affect the manufacture of polysilicon used for solar-photovoltaic (PV) modules in both countries, but not equally. A rush to install projects in China before the deadline for feed in tariff (FIT) levels of those projects on June […]
Backcontact is a winning solution and, integrated with the latest generation photovoltaic modules (MWT, EWT and IBC), represents the beginning of a new technological era in the photovoltaics industry. This technology significantly reduces production costs through high-efficiency cells and land innovative module production process. The automation of the production process reduces near to zero the […]
This short movie presents Risen Energy’s high-quality automatic solar modules production line Risen Energy Co., Ltd was founded in 1986, which located in East Coast Ninghai, Zhejiang province, and its area is 50 acres. The registered capital is 649,912,224 RMB and Risen Energy successfully launched IPO in Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market on Sep. 2nd, 2010, Stock […]
DSM, a global company active in health, nutrition and materials, has entered into a commercial alliance with Chinese backsheet producer Suzhou Sunshine New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. to extend its offering to the solar photovoltaic (PV) market. DSM will exclusively market the Sunshine portfolio of innovative PV backsheet products based on patented Sunshine technology outside […]
Can one be passionate about PET film? We at Coveme believe so, because this is simply what 40 years of engineering polyester has taught us. We treat, coat, heat-stabilize and laminate PET for a wide range of applications, and are proud to know that our materials give a vital contribution “behind the scenes” to the […]
EVASA is a young and innovative company which has invested a lot of time to improve the lamination process in terms of reliability and durability of solar panels. On the basis of these studies EVASA was able to develop a product with which the protection of the panel can be guaranteed for 25 years.
During Solar Power International 2015 Laura Azpilicueta, Global Sales and Marketing Director at EVASA & SOLARUNITED Quality and Reliability Committee Chair moderated an exciting executive panel discussion Solar Quality and Reliability & the Supply Chain with the following industry leaders: (Module Manufacturer) Luan Kuqi, VP Global Marketing & Sales, Risen Energy (Material supplier)Alex Bradley, Principal Investigator at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions […]
In this exclusive interview with SolarPVTV at the Solar Show in Johannesburg, Alessandro Alderini of COVEME and Igor Herrarte of Mondragon Assembly talk about the opportunities they see for solar panel manufacturing in South Africa and more broadly in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Diana Dehm at Sustainability News & Entertainment, our host at Solar Power International 2015 in Anaheim speaks to Michele Vannini, Business Manager, Coveme Spa about the company’s achievements on the U.S. and international solar markets and strategy for the year 2016. Michele also shares with us his long term vision of solar business and comments […]
In this interview with SolarPVTV at the SNEC Trade Show 2016 in Shanghai, Alessandro Anderlini of COVEME discusses his company’s work to become established in the Chinese market, new products and what it takes to become recognized for quality. More videos on COVEME Channel.
The maintenance of quality and reliability is a key issue for the solar PV deployment. In this panel discussion at the 2015 Intersolar North America trade show in San Francisco, SOLARUNITED Quality and Reliability Committee Chair Laura Azpilicueta leads a discussion of these issues. Panelists include: Alex Bradley, Principal Investigator at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions Gaetan […]
In this exclusive interview with SolarPVTV, Heraeus President of Photovoltaic Business Unit Andreas Liebheit talks about his company’s new R&D center in Shanghai, the need for specialized products, and why it is important for suppliers to commit to China.
Encapsulants for an evolving industry: An interview with Evasa Global Sales and Marketing Director Laura Azpilicueta
In this exclusive interview at the World Future Energy Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi, Laura Azpilicueta, Global Sales and Marketing Director at EVASA updates us on the current developments at the company including new markets expansion as well as new product portfolio. Laura also gives us her impression about the current status and perspectives for […]