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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Tongwei halts polysilicon output due to flood threat

A unit of the manufacturer has suspended poly production in Sichuan province because of flooding fears. The temporary factory shutdown will shave 25% off the group’s output capacity.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Production expansion plans for Trina, JA Solar, ZNshine

Trina Solar said this week that it plans to expand cell production output by 10 GW at its factory in Jiangsu province, while JA Solar revealed plans to ramp up wafer production by 20 GW. ZNshine Solar, meanwhile, is aiming for 10 GW of new PV module capacity.


JA Solar launches 800 W solar panel

The new product, currently the most powerful panel on the market, was showcased at the SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai. Also presented at the fair was a 780 W product from Tongwei and a 660 W module from Trina.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: Higher cell prices and plans for 36 GW of new cell capacity

Chinese solar cell manufacturer Tongwei has raised its cell prices by 9% this week after having increased them by 10% three weeks earlier. Another cell manufacturer, Aiko Solar, has unveiled a plan to deploy 36 GW of new cell production capacity.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: Polysilicon, module prices continue to rise

Polysilicon prices continued to soar this week. Prices have been rising across the PV supply chain since mid-July due to recent accidents at two Chinese polysilicon factories, according to EnergyTrend.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: PV glass supply deals, bonds to finance solar incentives

Two solar glass makers kicked off the week with new deals and solid earnings reports while the Chinese government revealed it may issue bonds to fund clean energy incentives.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Big deals in the Middle East

Shanghai Electric has won a contract to build the fifth 900 MW phase of a 5 GW solar park in Dubai. JA Solar also agreed this week to supply 138 MW of PV modules for two projects in Jordan.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: Higher cell prices, 1.2 GW module auction

Tongwei has revealed its PV cell prices for August, while Canadian Solar has announced plans to list shares of one of its units in China. Energy China, meanwhile, has kicked off an auction for 1.2 GW of solar panels.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: New PV capacity exceeds 10 GW in H1

More than 10 GW of PV capacity was deployed in the world’s largest solar market in the first half, according to several sources. One state-run think tank has even predicted that China could install 40 GW this year.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Risen plans 13 GW output expansion, Datang reveals tender results

Risen Energy has announced plans to expand its annual cell and module output by 13 GW. Datang, meanwhile, has published the results of the module tender it held for this fiscal year.


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