Navigant Research: Global module-level power electronics (MLPE) capacity to grow to 42.2 GW in 2025

High Efficiency Solar PV Modules and Module-Level Power Electronics: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts Global cumulative manufacturing capacity for solar PV modules remained steady at around 70 GW between 2012 and 2015, but actual production doubled from 32 GW to 60 GW. This surge increased the margins of the top module manufacturers and tightened the […]

ET Solar, LONGi Co-found JV to Create Global Leading Solar PV Mono Brand

ET Solar announces it has signed a cooperation contract to enter into a joint venture (JV) with Xi’an LONGi Silicon Materials Corp., the world’s largest high-efficiency mono-crystalline products manufacturer. Under the JV, ET Solar and LONGi will complement and expand their respective expertise and advantages in technology, development, products, branding and sales channels. Together they […]

Trina Solar reaches 20.16% efficiency for industrially-produced multi-crystalline silicon PERC solar PV cells

Trina Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions, and services, today announced that it has achieved an average efficiency of 20.16% for its industrially-produced P-type multi-crystalline silicon cells (156 x 156 mm2) with passivated emitter and rear cell (“PERC”) technology, and an average efficiency of 18.7% for its multi-crystalline silicon P-type double print (“DP”) […]

1366 Technologies and Wacker Chemie AG Announce Strategic Partnership

BEDFORD, Mass. & MUNICH- Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies (“1366”) and Wacker Chemie AG (“Wacker”) (ETR: WCH) today announced that they have formed a long-term strategic partnership that is expected to accelerate growth and create lasting value for both companies in the solar industry. The partnership strategically aligns one of solar’s most promising innovators as it […]

IHS: Solar Industry Set for New Overcapacity and Shake-Out Cycle, As Outlook for the Second Half of 2016 Deteriorates

Solar PV installations in China in the third quarter of 2016 will fall by 80 percent, triggering a sharp global slowdown in global demand and an oversupply, particularly solar modules. IHS latest analysis shows nearly 13 gigawatts (GW) installed in China in the first six months of this year. The rush in installations in the […]

Shunfeng International Clean Energy Enters MOU to Sell Solar Manufacturing Business

Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited (“SFCE”) a leading integrated clean energy solutions provider, announced that the Company has entered into a non-legally binding memorandum of understanding with Asia-Pacific (China) Investment Management Ltd. in relation to the possible sale of the 100% equity interests in Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Company Limited at a cash consideration of […]

KYOCERA recognized as “Top Performer” in 2016 PV solar module reliability scorecard

Kyocera has been recognized as a “top performer” across all test categories for its solar modules by DNV GL (formerly PV Evolution Labs), an international provider of independent expert advisory and certification services, in its 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard released this month in collaboration with GTM Research. Amid the dramatic increase in both business […]

JinkoSolar tops Trina Solar in Q1, 2016 solar module shipments and becomes biggest global supplier

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. JinkoSolar’s module shipments topped Trina Solar’s figures (1,423.3 MW) for the very first time in Q1, 2016. First Quarter 2016 Highlights Total solar module shipments were 1,600 megawatts (“MW”), which includes […]

JA Solar Goes Big and Adds Another 1.5 GW Fully Automated Module Manufacturing Facility

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO) (“JA Solar”), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it has started mass production of high performance PV panels at its newest module manufacturing facility in Xingtai, Hebei province, China. The new manufacturing facility, located in the Economic Development District of […]

JinkoSolar presents Eagle Black solar module series

Juan Carlos Gonzales, Senior Technical Manager at JinkoSolar presents SolarPV.TV viewers their new Eagle Black solar module series. The Eagle Black series consists of all black poly modules, available in 60-cell and 72-cell versions, with maximum outputs of 280watts and 330watts respectively. The Eagle Black is one of the most powerful and aesthetically pleasing all-black […]

Trina Solar Announces New Efficiency Record of 23.5% for Large-Area Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Solar Cell

Trina Solar Limited announced that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record of 23.5% for a high-efficiency silicon solar cell with an Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) structure on a large-area 156×156 mm2n-type mono-crystalline silicon (c-Si) wafer. This new record has been independently confirmed by the […]

Risen Energy Solar PV Modules Receive JET Certification for Use in Japan

Risen Energy Co., Ltd, a leading global Tier 1 manufacturer of high-performance solar photovoltaic products and provider of total business solutions for power generation, confirmed their 72, 60 and 54 cell solar PV modules, for residential, commercial and utility scale projects, have passed the Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental Technology Laboratories (JET) pre-requisite testing for […]

Upsolar busy in Turkey after supplying the largest project in the country up to date

During Solarex 2016 in Istanbul, we spoke to Ioannis Markatalos, Middle East & Turkey Director at Upsolar. Ioannis is one of the key team members at Upsolar that is why besides focusing on the Turkish market (where Upsolar supplied its modules to the largest solar park in the country), he also updated about the company’s recent developments. Since […]

Imec and Crystal Solar Demonstrate 22.5 Percent nPERT Si Solar Cells on Kerfless Epitaxial Wafers

LEUVEN, Belgium and SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — World-leading nanoelectronics research center imec and Crystal Solar, a pioneer in direct wafer growing technologies for the next generation of solar photovoltaic products, today announced that they have achieved a 22.5 percent cell efficiency (certified by FhG ISE CalLab) with nPERT silicon (Si) solar cells […]