Trina to re-list on Shanghai Stock Exchange

The Jiangsu-based PV manufacturer follows peer JA Solar in de-listing in the U.S. to return to its homeland. The board will hope to gain access to more funding as a result, and will also face less public scrutiny.

Talesun to bet big on advanced technologies

Chinese solar manufacturer Talesun has announced plans to raise up to $226 million to expand PV cell and module production capacity by up to 2 GW, with a focus on heterojunction and TOPCon technologies.

The weekend read: Covid-19 disrupts

A viral outbreak in the city of Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province, has become a nationwide health crisis with global implications. And with PV manufacturing concentrated in China, there are serious implications for all corners of the solar world, reports Vincent Shaw in Shanghai.

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Trina announces 23.39% efficient, commercially produced PERC cell

The Chinese manufacturer believes it has set a record because its device was manufactured on standard commercial production equipment.

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Chinese solar production juggernaut rumbles on

Three more PV manufacturers are jostling to announce plans to invest in an expansion of production capacities as the industry appears to make light of coronavirus fears.

Chinese solar giant steps in to acquire rival in $250m swoop

Longi Solar has dramatically stepped in to take over fellow Chinese manufacturer Zhejiang Yize New Energy Technology, which operates 7 GW of module production capacity and 3 GW of cell facilities in northern Vietnam.

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Chinese giant doubles down on cell production expansion

The 5 GW of new production lines announced by JA Solar at the start of the year have now been doubled as the company also unveiled plans to rejig up to 3.6 GW of its existing facilities to accommodate bigger wafers.

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Coronavirus could cause solar panel price spike

The coronavirus outbreak in China could raise solar module prices in the near term as manufacturers have already begun experiencing wafer and solar glass shortages. Production rates are also being affected by an extended new year holiday introduced by the authorities as a measure to deal with the virus, and the requirement workers from infected areas quarantine themselves for two weeks.

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Change at the top of state grid could have ramifications for Chinese solar

The world’s largest utility has looked outside the energy industry for its new head for the first time in its history, apparently signalling a lack of patience in Beijing with the slow pace of implementing a lower electricity price and of guaranteeing purchase of all clean power generated in the nation.

Main shareholder of Chinese module maker ET Solar files for bankruptcy

The move, by Taitong Industry Ltd, will come as a fresh blow to the Chinese module manufacturer, which twice failed to go public – in the U.S. and China – and whose project development business suffered a battering in China when Beijing reined in subsidies in 2018.

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