Longi Green Energy Technology has revealed plans to invest CNY 1.95 billion ($299.5 million) in the construction of a 5 GW solar module assembly plant in eastern China.
After a strong start to the year, new orders from suppliers in Germany declined significantly in the course of 2017. However, order books are still well filled.
China-based Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement with Thailand’s IMI Industries Co., Ltd, under which the IMI Group will distribute Jolywood’s double-glass bifacial PV modules to the Thai solar market.
Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd has announced its high efficiency black silicon solar cells have successfully entered mass production. It is targeting an annual capacity of 500 MW by Q1 2018.
Five Indian solar firms have filed an application for the imposition of import duties on solar cells with the Directorate General of Safeguards in a move designed to boost domestic manufacturing and protect local interests.
Trade cases, insolvencies, record-breaking low auction prices, China’s eye watering installation rates – all this and more characterized the 2017 solar PV industry. pv magazine reflects on the biggest stories, trends and developments of the past year; and summarizes what the industry can expect in 2018.