Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Danfoss, GE partner to make SiC modules in Upstate New York

The Danish company says that its collaboration with GE will allow it to become the world’s leading provider of silicon-carbide power modules.

Tesla to begin taking orders for Solar Roof in April

Production of the luxury BIPV product will not begin until “mid-2017”, and a waiting list has appeared on the Tesla site.

SunPower signs supply deal for 125 MW of P-Series modules

The supply deal with NextEra Energy Resources signals a radical shift in strategy for the struggling manufacturer and is the first major test of its novel module design.

Solaria targets specialized solar distributors

Solaria has announced it second regional solar distributor, Fortune Energy, a wholesale supplier of renewable energy products based in Sacramento, with additional offices in Southern California, Massachusetts and Hawaii.

Trina Solar goes private

The Chinese PV maker has completed its merger transaction and will now become a private company. Trading of Trina’s shares on the NYSE have been suspended pending de-listing.

Intevac reports massive ion implant tool order

The company’s ENERGi systems will be used to enable more than 1 GW expansion of high-efficiency n-type mono cell capacity for an un-named customer in China, a big boost for the technology.

Plunging panel prices force Celestica from market

Just four years after becoming a solar panel producer, the Canadian manufacturing conglomerate pulls out of the market, citing an inability to make a profit at current market prices.

BREAKING: Authorities could lower Taiwanese import duties to single digits

A preliminary finding by the U.S. Department of Commerce could lower import duties first imposed on Taiwan solar cell manufacturers in 2014 from high double-digits to single digits, while tariffs on Chinese module and cell manufacturers imposed at the same time remain in place.

Materion acquires Heraeus target materials business

German technology group Heraeus and U.S. company Materion Advanced Materials have announced the completion of the latter’s acquisition of the target materials business belonging to Heraeus.

Tesla to finally close the door on Silevo

It’s been a long time coming, but Tesla’s annual report confirms that the SolarCity-Silevo romance has come to an end.

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