Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

GCL-SI signs Mexican distribution deal with DMSolar

GCL System Integration (GCL-SI) did not disclose the financial terms of the master distribution agreement, under which Guadalajara-based DMSolar will offer the Chinese PV maker’s components, as well as its GCL-P6/60 and GCL-P6/72 panels.

REC Silicon posts Q4 2016 revenue increase, expects strong H1 2017 for polysilicon market

The Norwegian silicon producer increased its fourth quarter revenues by $30 million on Q3, and forecasts rising demand for polysilicon in China ahead of the country’s July FIT decrease.

DSM acquires Chinese backsheet manufacturer Sunshine technology

The Dutch science company has announced plans to expand its product portfolio for solar, with the acquisition of China based Sunshine technology (Suzhou SunShine New Materials Technology Co. Ltd.), a manufacturer of PV backsheets.

Turkey delays tender of 1 GW solar plant by one month

Turkey’s tender for the flagship solar PV project with 1 GW of capacity has been postponed for one month. The government wants the plant to be built using locally manufactured content only.

SolarWorld to shut down multi production, shed 400 staff by 2019

The German-headquartered solar power company posts year-on-year revenue and shipment increases of 5% and 19%, vows to strengthen competitiveness in 2017 with focus on monocrystalline high-efficiency products. Jobs will be lost along the way, however.

Amtech quarterly results show growth in orders and revenues

The equipment maker’s results for Q1 fiscal 2017 show a dip in revenue but growth in orders for solar equipment compared to the previous quarter.

Daqo New Energy cranks new 18,000 MT polysilicon facility into gear

The company’s Phase 3A facility in China’s Xinjiang is now up and running, and should reach full production capacity of 18,000 metric tons of polysilicon the first quarter of the year.

Polysilicon import surge suggests Chinese H1 solar boom, says Bernreuter Research

Sharp uptick in polysilicon imports into China between October and November last year point to repeat of 2016’s first-half solar surge, suggests analysis by Bernreuter Research.

M10 Industries Kubus tabber stringer passes Emmvee Solar stress tests

The first two high performance tabber stringers made by the Freiburg based equipment manufacturer have successfully passed a 72 hour site acceptance test at Emmvee Solar’s production facility in Bangalore, India.

Germany’s J. v. G. Thoma finalizes 240 MW solar tooling sale in Turkey

The Bavarian-based solar power specialist has sold two robot layup machines to Turkey for the production of DESERT solar panels. The equipment ordered is capable of developing 240 MW of PV capacity.