JA Solar has agreed to sell three solar farms to China Power Investment Corporation, while Tongwei announced lower prices on a number of cells and eight leading players are calling for the standardization of PV products with 210 mm wafers.
Kibing Group and CECEP have announced plans to increase their PV glass and solar module capacities, respectively. China Energy Investment Corp is planning a 400 MW solar park in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
Meanwhile, Chinese state-owned energy company State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) has acquired a solar energy developer in Mexico and JA Solar has started construction on the second phase of its 20 GW ingot factory in Yunnan Province.
After successful launching of its Vertex series PV module products with super high power output in past several months, Trina Solar, the leading PV module maker has made another solid step in the residential rooftop field. On November 3rd, the company officially launched its latest Vertex S module which is particularly designed for the residential market. Just after the new product release, PV Magazine took the chance to interview with Dr. Zhang Yingbin, Head of Global Product strategy and market of Trina Solar and figured out more information about this new product, what are the differences from previous products and the main characters? Here below is the transcript of this interview.
It remains unclear why Chairman Jin Baofang was detained, but the company said its operations will not be affected. The Paper, a Chinese state-owned media outlet, reported that Jin’s detention might be connected to the fall of Liu Baohua, the formal deputy director of the National Energy Administration, which has also been under investigation by the anti-corruption authorities since mid-October.
China PV module manufacturer Risen Energy has completed the acquisition of Dunan Solar’s polysilicon business and is now operating a 12,000 MT factory. Shanghai-listed PV equipment supplier JYT Corporation wants to build a 24 GW polysilicon manufacturing facility in Sichuan Province.
China’s largest PV manufacturers claim limits placed on solar glass production two years ago, to prevent over production, are now causing an industry bottleneck.
Just as the nation posted strong deployment figures, two major module manufacturers reported solid earnings for the nine months to the end of September.
Solar manufacturers Longi and Tongwei have frozen next month’s prices.
China will not ease restrictions on new investments in additional PV glass production capacity, according to a newly published draft document from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
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