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SoftBank, China’s GCL team up for $930 million and 4GW production capacity Indian solar venture

GCL System Integration Technology Co (GCL-SI), a subsidiary of the world’s leading clean energy conglomerate GCL announced that on March 29, GCL Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Softbank Vision Fund (SBVF) through its manager Softbank Investment, a subsidiary of Softbank Group. The main content of the memorandum is that GCL Group and […]

RECOM expands solar modules production capacity at Sillia & stronger commits to the French solar market – Hamlet Tunyan, CEO

During the 19th Colloque of the French Renewable Energies Industry Association (SER), we spoke to Hamlet Tunyan, CEO at RECOM Solar about further expansion of production capacities in their recently acquired French company Sillia.  RECOM is one of the largest PV module manufacturing companies in Europe and a comprehensive solar solutions provider. Innovation, superior quality, […]

Getting the Vision to Earth: LTI ReEnergy, a localization partner at Noor Solar Technology production hub in Dubai, UAE – Michael Bellmer, Managing Director at LTI ReEnergy

Following its “German heart and local content” strategy, LTI ReEnergy was one of driving forces behind setting up a solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions in Dubai by Noor Solar Technology (NST). During our visit of NST we spoke with LTI’s  Michael Bellmer and David Walter about how did they succeed in “Getting […]

SUMEC is ready to be amongst the leaders of solar & cleantech disruption – Jibo Cai, SUMEC Group President & CEO & Alex Levran, President & CEO, North America

During Solar Power International 2017 held recently in Las Vegas, we had an opportunity to speak to the leaders of SUMEC Group: Jibo Cai, President & CEO of the Group and Alex Levran, President & CEO of SUMEC North America.  Known in solar industry mainly from its Phono Solar brand of solar panels, SUMEC Group […]

Solar in LATAM: BYD launches R$150 million solar panel factory in Brazil

Renewable energy technology company BYD has launched a solar panel factory in the southeastern Brazilian city of Campinas, the country’s first zero ecosystem project. With an initial investment of R$150 million, the plant will have a production capacity of 200 megawatts and generate 360 jobs. BYD Brazil’s solar panels contain the exclusive state-of-the-art technology Double […]

Fraunhofer ISE tops 31.3 % efficiency record for a new type of solar PV cell in only a couple of months

In November 2016, Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg, Germany) reached a record efficiency for a triple-junction solar cell made of III-V and silicon material.  Now, in the short amount of time, the researchers in Freiburg have surpassed their own record. Their newest result boasts an efficiency of 31.3 percent for a fully integrated silicon-based multi-junction solar cell.  […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: 3% Efficiency gain with the new “half-cut cell” solar PV modules – Blue Liu, Manager Shanghai Quality Department at BYD

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Blue Liu, Manager Shanghai Quality Department at BYD about their new “half-cut cell” solar PV modules which ensure at least 3% higher output comparing to the standard modules.  

SolarPower Summit 2017: Solar President Donald Trump? Exclusive talk to the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneer – Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA

SolarPV.TV,  the Official TV Partner of the SolarPower Summit 2017 organized by SolarPower Europe, speaks to Thomas Thompson, VP Sales, LONGi Solar USA, one of the U.S. Solar Industry Pioneers, who came to Brussels from Massachusetts to update European members of SolarPower Europe on the current situation on the solar market in the U.S. after the recent Presidential Elections. […]

1366 Technologies reports 19.9% efficiency using Direct Wafer and Hanwha Q CELLS solar PV cell technologies

Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies (Bedford, Mass., US) on March 8th, 2017 announced a new performance record for its Direct Wafer technology with the achievement of 19.9% solar cell efficiency through 1366’s ongoing technical partnership with Hanwha Q CELLS.  The result, which was independently confirmed by the Fraunhofer ISE CalLab, clearly demonstrates the rapid efficiency gains that […]

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 […]