Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Silfab plans 150 MW back contact module line in the United States

The Italo-Canadian PV maker is the latest company to announce U.S. manufacturing plans, and will also add 150 MW of back contact module capacity at its Canadian facilities

Saudis may take Tesla private

Elon Musk has revealed that a Saudi sovereign wealth fund has approached him with a definite offer, and has announced advisors as the company forms a special committee.

Enphase finalizes purchase of SunPower mincroinverter business

The deal gives SunPower $25 million in cash and 7.5 million shares in Enphase. Enphase also gains access to SunPower microinverter IP, and rights to SunPower’s Equinox AC modules line.

Hanwha Q Cells’ U.S. factory planned to complete ramp in Q1 2019

The company has declined to reveal further information about the facility.

I got 99 problems, but a bill of materials isn’t one

DNV GL reveals how important it is that solar power project developers consider the full solar module bill of materials when choosing a product.

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Musk wants Tesla private – it’s our fault

Elon Musk says he’s secured funding at $420 per share to take Tesla private. His letter to employees points toward short sellers and propaganda peddlers causing stock price volatility.

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32% tandem cell solar still competitive at triple the price

ASU researchers have determined that a 32% efficient perovskite-silicon tandem cell could produce electricity at the same price as cutting-edge 22% efficient panels in the most cost-competitive of situations.

Tesla’s mad growth in energy storage

In the first two quarters of 2018 Tesla deployed 40% more energy storage than all of 2017, with 300-400% growth expected for 2019. Solar power deployments grew 11% to 84 MW over a low Q1 value.

SunPower to shift IBC solar production to new technology

The PV maker plans to shift its 800 MW of current E-Series production to its new NGT technology, as it records a massive loss on depreciation of its old equipment.

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First Solar sees manufacturing hiccups, but bookings remain strong

The thin film PV maker reports difficulties in ramping its new Series 6 product, as well as pressure from module price collapses.

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