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Mono-si Module Exports Experience Significant Growth in 2018; 2019 Mono-si Shipment Share to be on par with Multi-si

The market share for mono-si products has been catching up with the relatively more popular multi-si products in recent years, thanks to the growing maturity of the former technology’s supply chain. In the first three quarters of 2018, the share of mono-si modules in China’s total module exports hit an impressive 24.5%. This represents a […]

CSA Group Publishes New Bi-national Standard for Photovoltaic Module Testing

ALBUQUERQUE, NM: As a leading standards development organization and testing & certification provider, CSA Group is pleased to announce that CSA/ANSI C450, an industry-developed guideline for extended photovoltaic (PV) module testing, is now a bi-national standard. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) published the standard on November 19, 2018. “Developed by consensus through a standards development organization, CSA/ANSI […]

Yingli Green Energy Announces Amendment to Supply Agreements with Wacker Chemie AG

BAODING, China: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (OTC Pink: YGEHY) (“Yingli Green Energy” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, today announced that it has entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to all existing supply agreements between the Company and Wacker Chemie AG (“Wacker”) of Germany (the “Pre-Amendment Agreements”). Under the terms of the Amendment, […]

Daqo New Energy’s New Phase 3B Facility Reaches Full Production Capacity Ahead of Schedule

SHIHEZI, China: Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) (“Daqo New Energy”, the “Company” or “we”), a leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon for the global solar PV industry, today announced that its new Phase 3B polysilicon production facility had reached full production capacity ahead of schedule. With the addition of Phase 3B, the Company’s total production capacity has expanded to 30,000 MT. […]

Hanwha Q CELLS surpasses 10 GW of Q.ANTUM solar cell production – first time ever for any PERC technology

− Hanwha Q CELLS passed the 10 GW production mark for its proprietary Q.ANTUM solar cell technology  − The Company will end 2018 having produced more than 2.5 billion individual Q.ANTUM cells since commencing commercialization in 2012 − Hanwha Q CELLS CTO Dr. Daniel Jeong remarked: “Hanwha Q CELLS’ Q.ANTUM technology has been a real […]

USW and IBEW Launch Organizing Drive at Tesla’s Buffalo Solar Factory

BUFFALO, N.Y.: The United Steelworkers (USW) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced today that workers at Tesla’s solar panel factory in Buffalo, N.Y., will hold a union organizing drive. In 2013, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the solar manufacturing investment as part of his “Buffalo Billion” initiative at the Riverbend site. The announcement promised high-tech manufacturing jobs that […]

Meyer Burger awarded first large-scale contract for 600 MW Heterojunction and SmartWire technologies for CHF 74 million

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) signed a major strategic contract for its Heterojunction (HJT) and SmartWire Connection Technology (SWCT™). A leading non-Chinese solar company has ordered core equipment for a 600 MW Heterojunction and SWCT™ integrated production line. With this order, the customer has chosen today’s most advanced industrialized PV manufacturing platform […]

DNV GL’s On-site Solar Lab brings advanced and reliable PV testing to the field in India

New on-site testing will eliminate logistics-related challenges and reduce turnaround time of testing at location Flash test/I-V curve measurement and electroluminescence (EL) testing for PV modules conducted in the field with lab-grade accuracy PV module quality assurance program in the field can significantly reduce technology and investment risks. Mumbai, India – 11 December 2018: DNV […]