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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Rising wafer prices and a big tracker order

AntaiSolar has secured a 400 MW contract from Ningxia Jiayang Energy and Longi has raised the prices of all its wafers. Elsewhere, GCL New Energy has announced the sale of another 198 MW of project capacity.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: A big tracker deal and a green power trading platform

Arctech Solar has announced it will provide trackers for a 2.1 GW project in Dubai and China’s largest state-owned grid operators and power utilities – State Grid of China and China Southern Grid – have established a clean power exchange.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Financials for Longi, Xinte, Solargiga, Irico, Golden Solar

Longi posted a net profit of $773 million in the first half of the year after shipping 17 GW of modules. Xinte reported a net result of $190 million and Solargiga saw its revenue increase significantly.

Flat-roof mounting system for modules with lengths of 1,500 to 2,000mm

Designed by German provider IBC Solar, the mounting structure can accommodate modules with lengths from 1,500 to 2,100mm and widths from 980 to 1,150mm. It comes with floor rails with pre-mounted construction protection mats and integrated cable ducts for up to 28 6mm² cables.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Trina shipped 10.5 GW of modules in H1

Moreover, the Chint group said its PV plant fleet in China has reached a combined capacity of 6.54 GW and project developer China Shuifa Singyes said high polysilicon prices and Covid restrictions had caused a revenue drop.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Shandong province wants to deploy another 35 GW of PV over the next five years

In addition, JA Solar was able to ship 10 GW of modules in the first six months of the year and raise RMB5 billion for new production capacity.

TÜV Rheinland confirms that Soltec’s algorithm increases PV plant yields by 5.3% on cloudy days

TÜV Rheinland has verified the performance of the Soltec Diffuse Booster algorithm, which uses both sensors and weather forecasts to drive its solar trackers. According to the manufacturer, it can increase the annual revenue of a 100 MW PV plant in Spain by €1.8 million.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Longi raises PV wafer prices, new entrant switches on 15 GW of wafer capacity

GokinSolar has commissioned the first 15 GW unit of its 50 GW PV wafer manufacturing facility in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province and Golden Solar New Energy Technology last week announced commercial production plans for the flexible, lightweight, cast-mono, heterojuntion (HJT) solar modules. Meanwhile, Longi has raised the prices of its wafers.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Work begins on 12 GW heterojunction module factory in Zhejiang

Furthermore, Zhonghuan Semiconductor’s parent company has reported strong results for its PV business and solar developer Shunfeng has halted trading in its shares.

Energy transition to create 60m solar jobs by 2050

The switch from fossil fuels and nuclear will bring a jobs dividend thanks to the greater labor-intensity of renewables plants, according to a paper published by Finland’s LUT. However, the jobs dividend is unlikely to be evenly spread around the world, with Europe set to be a big winner.

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