Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Solargiga invests $52.8m in new China ingot and wafer fab

Solargiga is ramping up its production capacity for monocrystalline silicon ingot and monocrystalline silicon wafers at a new factory in Quijing, China. Expansion undertaken alongside subsidiary Jinzhou Yangguang Energy.

REI: upstream and downstream review of the Indian solar show

Last week’s Renewable Energy India exhibition was a busy, bustling affair that highlighted the rude health and impressive energy of India’s solar sector. There are still many hurdles to overcome, however, if India is to develop its own domestic manufacturing industry.

REC Silicon lays off 30 employees at US plant

Norway’s REC Silicon has announced that it will lay off around 30 employees at its polysilicon factory in Butte, in the U.S. state of Montana.

REI show: quality a hot topic for India solar industry, tariffs against China unlikely say some

An engaging Quality Roundtable helped to shine a spotlight on the chief concerns affecting India’s installers, investors and stakeholders operating in this fast-paced solar market. Industry insiders confident the antidumping investigation against China will amount to nothing.

Yingli Green Energy posts major shipments increase in Q2

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company, one of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturer, has announced its financial results for Q2 of 2017, which ended June 30, 2017.

REI exhibition: India will surpass 175 GW renewable target, says MNRE

Secretary of the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy Anand Kumar believes the country can confound doubts about its bold solar ambitions and smash its 175 GW of renewables by 2022 target.

European Commission to reduce minimum import price quarterly

The EU has published its decision to review the undertaking and the minimum import price (MIP) for crystalline PV products from China. As was proposed in July, the MIP will now be reduced quarterly beginning in October. For some Chinese manufacturers, the MIP, as well as a variable duty, is to be applied in future.

VDMA: German solar equipment providers report 51% increase in sales in Q2

According to the latest statistics from the German Engineering Federation or VDMA (Verbandes Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau), PV equipment providers in Germany are benefiting primarily from investments in Asia. The demand for thin-film technology contributed to the growth in sales in the second quarter, although order intake dropped during the period.

LONGi Solar hits 22.43% PERC cell conversion efficiency

Monocrystalline PV manufacturer LONGi Solar has reached record 22.43% conversion efficiency on a PERC cell based on mass production technology. The result is confirmed in a report from China’s National Center of Supervision and Inspection in Solar PV Product Quality (CPVT).

Argentina grants fiscal incentives to two solar module factory projects

The two production facilities will be located in the northern province of Mendoza and will provide the modules for PV projects developed under the Renovar program.