Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

EU ProSun casts doubt on Solar Power Europe manufacturing figures

The conflict between the two organizations goes beyond policy approaches, with EU ProSun stating that SolarWorld was never contacted for information.

UL to provide information on IEC 61730 updates

The international PV module standard IEC 61730 went through significant alterations this year, and on Thursday UL will host a webinar to explain the changes.

Astronergy receives import license for solar modules in Turkey

The German solar module manufacturer has received the license for up to 100 MW of solar modules, and is one of the few international companies to receive such a license, after the Turkish government put strict limits on PV module imports in an attempt to develop its domestic market.

Canadian Solar secures US$210 million loan for Thailand facility

Siam Commercial Bank plc (SCB) and China Minsheng Bank will jointly provide the manufacturer with a US$210 million loan to finance its new production facility in Thailand.

SolarWorld invests in diamond wire saws for German wafering

The German PV maker will introduce the diamond wire saws at Europe’s largest solar wafer plant in Freiburg.

Comtec Solar forecasts 2016 loss, signs development deal

The Shanghai-based integrated solar specialist said it expects to record a “substantial” net loss for the year to the end of December.

Meyer Burger receives third significant order in a week

Meyer Burger’s solar PV manufacturing equipment is in vogue at the minute, as the company has enjoyed a flurry of new orders in the last week, the most recent a CHF 8 million (USD 7.9 million) order from one of the company’s existing European customers.

Tesla to power Nevada gigafactory entirely with solar

The 70 MW system is just one aspect of the plant’s commitment to 100% sustainability – but the company says it will be seven-times larger than the largest rooftop solar system currently installed.

Neo Solar Power’s December revenue spikes by 30%

The Taiwanese PV manufacturer recorded revenue of NT$1.166 billion ($36.8 million) in the final month of 2016, up 29.81% from November. 

NexTracker to supply 30 MW project in Tamil Nadu

U.S. tracker manufacturer NexTracker announced this week that it will partner with project developers CleanMax Solar to supply 30 MW of its NX Horizon single axis trackers to a project in Tamil Nadu, India.