SunPower Corp (SPWR.O) on Wednesday said it would buy U.S. solar panel maker SolarWorld Americas, expanding its domestic manufacturing as it seeks to stem the impact of Trump administration tariffs on panel imports. The White House cheered the deal, saying it was proof that Trump’s trade policies were stimulating U.S. investment. Terms of the transaction […]
JinkoSolar announced that, as the world’s largest solar module manufacturer, it has signed a 2750 MW solar panel supply deal with NextEra Energy, the world’s most valuable utility company. The deal, at 2750 MW, is the largest single solar panel supply deal in history. As the world’s most valuable utilities company with market capitalization […]
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, […]
The video presents “state of art” solar modules manufacturing facilities of RECOM. Video Courtesy: RECOM
During our visit of Noor Solar Technology (NST), the first solar production hub and fully integrated energy solutions “one stop shop” in Dubai, UAE we speak to Amit Samant, Factory Manager.
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 […]
Panel prices not falling as much as India’s developers hoped Risk of lower returns is making solar developers more cautious Indian solar projects banking on a continuous supply of ever-cheaper panels are now under threat as China’s appetite props up prices. The global spot market price for solar panels in the second quarter fell at […]
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 […]
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 […]