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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 […]

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 […]