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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Hoshine to make solar panels at new 8 GW factory

Hoshine says it will build its first solar panel factory in Jiaxing, China’s Zhejiang province.

Esdec Solar unveils mounting system for C&I solar

CPX, a unit of Netherlands-based Esdec Solar, has developed a new mounting system with a long-side clamping system for large modules. The manufacturer claims that the new structure reduces the number of required assembly steps.

Insolight completes agrivoltaic plant at raspberry farm

Swiss startup Insolight said that it has finished a new agrivoltaic pilot project in Lucerne, Switzerland. It said it will monitor the facility for three years to assess PV performance and its impact on agriculture.

Maxeon’s PV module capacity hits 2.5 GW in Mexico

Maxeon Solar Technologies says it has invested $70 million to upgrade its panel factory in Mexicali, Mexico, to 1.8 GW. The remaining capacity is provided by a 700 MW facility that the Singapore-based manufacturer operates in Ensenada.

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TotalEnergies-led group nails financing for 119 MW of solar in Saudi Arabia

A consortium led by TotalEnergies has secured financing for a 119 MW project that it won in a 2021-22 tender held by the Saudi authorities. It will be located in Wadi Al Dawasir.

SEG Solar leases land for 5 GW cell, 3 GW module production in Indonesia

SEG Solar (SEG), a Texas-based module manufacturer, will lease land in Indonesia for 5 GW of solar cell and 3 GW of PV module capacity.

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Wavelabs launches high efficiency cell testing equipment for production and research

Germany-based Wavelabs Solar Metrology Systems GmbH has released two new solar simulators for high-efficiency cell testing, one for use in production lines, and the other for use in research laboratories.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Q-Sun Solar expands module capacity by 12 GW

Q-Sun Solar says it plans to invest CNY 6.2 billion ($865.6 million) to build 10 GW of solar cell capacity and 12 GW of PV panel capacity.

Wavelabs launches LED-based flashers for module manufacturers and R&D lab

The German PV testing equipment provider said its new Sinus-3000 Pro line is an ‘all-in-one system’ that can perform power measurements, bypass diode testing, insulation testing, visual inspection, and electroluminescence measurements. It is also offering the Sinus-3000 Advanced line for the testing of perovskite-silicon tandem, multi-junction and other new material cells.

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