JinkoSolar boosted panel manufacturing capacity by 51% Surpassing Trina as biggest solar company as industry slows JinkoSolar Holding Co. is poised to become the latest solar-industry leader to learn coming in first doesn’t always make you a winner. Jinko had 6.5 gigawatts of panel-production capacity at the end of the third quarter, and said full-year […]
Spot prices fell to a record-low of 36 cents a watt this week ‘A challenge for anyone to make money at that price’ According to Bloomberg, solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week. The global spot market price for solar panels […]
During SPI 2016 held in Las Vegas, we spoke to Oscar Su, in charge of the solar business in North America. Oscar updated us on BYD’s solar business strategy in the region while pointing out what makes a difference comparing to the company competitors.
Tesla Motors Inc. is getting ready for one of its biggest unveilings to date: a new home roofing system that redefines the aesthetics of solar power, combined with massive wall-hung batteries to provide electricity into the night. The new products will be unveiled at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Friday evening. This is Tesla’s big push […]
During Solar Power International 2016 in Las Vegas we spoke to William Sheng, SVP Marketing & Sales at Talesun about the company ambition to be amongst TOP 5 solar PV module suppliers to the U.S. solar market. As William is a member of the Top Management of Talesun we also discussed about his overview of […]
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 […]
JA Solar Holdings Co., the fourth largest maker of solar modules, opted out of an European Union program that spares them from paying tariffs in exchange for agreeing to a minimum price-floor for their products. The minimum price set by the European Commission’s Price Undertaking program is outdated and “considerably” higher than average selling prices […]
During Renewable Energy India 2016 we spoke to Jim Xu, Sales Director for APAC Region at Talesun Solar. Jim updated us on the activities of the company in India but also explained what is special in making business with the Indian customers.
Talesun Solar Thailand is 100% owned by Zhongli Group (7th on Bloomberg BNEF Tier 1 list). It was founded in 2015 and the production started in Q4, 2015. There are more than 300 emplyoyees. The manufacture is located in Rayong, Thailand, which allows us to propose a Tariff Free Module to Worldwide Markets delivered DPP). […]
BYD Energy do Brasil – the Brazilian PV business branch of green-tech giant BYD Company Ltd. – has recently announced a cooperation agreement with the Labor Office of the municipality of Campinas, Brazil, for the creation of 300 labor posts to form the initial staff of the company’s PV module production unit. The opening of […]
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 […]
During Intersolar Europe 2016 we had an opportunity to speak to Tom Zhao, General Manager of Global Sales Solar at BYD about the company’s streamlined “Fully Sustainable Power Solution” proposition & business model, which might disrupt global solar PV industry.
In our Exclusive interview in partnership with EU PVSEC 2016, we speak to Pierre Verlinden, Chief Scientist and Vice-Chair of the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology at Trina Solar, who gives us a comprehensive overview of the current status of the solar PV technology. More importantly he shares with us his vision […]
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”) […]
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 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 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 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 […]
Trina Solar Ltd. reported earnings of 29 cents per American Depositary Shares (ADS) in the first quarter of 2016. The bottom line beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 23 cents by 26.1% and also surged 81.3% from 16 cents earned in the year-ago quarter. Total Revenue Trina Solar posted revenues of $816.9 million in the […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Frank Niendorf, General Manager Europe at JinkoSolar gives SolarPV.TV an exclusive overview of the Turkish and European solar markets. It is extremely interesting to hear from Frank as his company had around 8-9% of the market share in Europe and roughly 40% of the market share in the Turkey in the year 2015.
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 […]
JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar PV industry, today announced that it has won 3 solar PV projects totaling 188 MWac in Mexico as part of the country’s first long-term electricity auction since the implementation of energy reforms. JinkoSolar will develop and build the solar power plants. Two of […]
SEOUL, South Korea, April 12, 2016 -Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (“Hanwha Q CELLS”) (NASDAQ: HQCL) and 1366 Technologies Inc. (“1366”) today announced that they have entered into a supply agreement in which 1366 will supply up to 700 MW of wafers using 1366’s proprietary Direct Wafer™ technology to Hanwha Q CELLS over a 5-year […]