The Chinese solar module producer says it has achieved 21.1% average efficiency for P-type monocrystalline PERC cells produced in industrial standard conditions.
The Swiss power electronics firm will end manufacturing operations at the U.S. site, shifting an undisclosed number of jobs to Estonia and Italy later this year. Some sales and service staff will be retained in Phoenix.
Black sheep I: In a Bavarian solar farm, experts discovered overheated junction boxes after commissioning and, later, overheated plug connectors as well. The prime contractor was willing to fix both defects. The crossed plug connectors from different manufacturers, which are relatively common in the PV farm, are still a headache for the operator. In a […]
In its final ruling, U.S. trade authorities have stated that SolarCity’s heterojunction silicon solar cells are subject to duties on Chinese-made cells. Last Friday, the International Trade Association gave its final ruling on whether or not Silevo’s “Triex” heterojunction PV cells are subject to anti-dumping and anti-subsidy import duties on cells and modules imported from […]
The American equipment maker has made its first announcement of large equipment orders since exiting bankruptcy in March. Yesterday U.S. polysilicon, solar and sapphire equipment maker GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) announced that it had received several new orders for polysilicon production equipment since exiting bankruptcy in March. The company reports a particularly large order for […]
New report suggests that PV inverters and module level power electronics will grow by an average annual rate of 11% between now and 2020, with central inverters set to relinquish market dominance. The GTM Research Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape 2016 report, released today, forecasts a period of strong growth for both standard inverters […]
New report from the International Renewable Energy Agency suggests that the average cost for electricity generated by solar PV could decrease by as much as 59% by 2025 compared to 2015 prices.
The German-American PV maker has now reached 550 MW of annual module capacity at its facility near Portland, Oregon, and has additionally begun production of 5-busbar cells and monocrystalline silicon ingots.
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