Markets & Policy

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Higher cell prices and plans for 36 GW of new cell capacity

Chinese solar cell manufacturer Tongwei has raised its cell prices by 9% this week after having increased them by 10% three weeks earlier. Another cell manufacturer, Aiko Solar, has unveiled a plan to deploy 36 GW of new cell production capacity.

Battery manufacturing capacity set to increase fourfold to 1.3 TWh by 2030

Analysts at Wood Mackenzie have looked at plans for the incoming decade and concluded that about 119 manufacturing sites will be up and running by 2030. China currently sits firmly in the driving seat, with Asia Pacific comprising 80% of global manufacturing capacity, but Europe is catching up.

New PV cell architecture creates resistively bounded subcells

Solar Inventions, the winners of the first American-Made Solar Prize, plan to commercialize their newest product, which is claimed to reduce silver content and increase module power, while potentially saving manufacturers up to $1 million per year.

EBRD, KfW provide €135 million loan for next-gen cathode material plant in Poland

The new material is not commercially available yet, but in trials the materials allegedly proved its technical and economical superiority over NMC 622, NMC 811 and NCA batteries.

Chad considers construction of 200 MW solar-plus-storage plant

The minister of finance and budget and the minister of energy have signed a memorandum of understanding with Argentina-based Alcaal Group relating to the feasibility studies of a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of up to 200 MW with large storage capacity on the outskirts of the country’s capital.

The PV world 10 years ago – Summer Series Part V

pv magazine editor Pilar Sánchez Molina takes a look at PV sector news from 10 years ago as part of an ongoing series. These insights bring back memories of an exciting, challenging period, while pointing to where we might be in 2030.

SNEC: Yingli Solar intensifies ties with Chinese PV companies

China’s Yingli Solar is partnering with a number of high-profile players in its domestic market to achieve mutually beneficial endeavors and promote the country’s clean energy sector.

Poland’s PV capacity reaches 2.26 GW

The country has deployed around 916 MW of new PV capacity in the first seven months of the year.

Canadian Solar plans new listing in China

Module manufacturing giant Canadian Solar says it has seen demand for modules bounce back in the second quarter of 2020, with module shipments and revenue for the period both exceeding guidance. The company is pressing ahead with plans for a second listing on a stock market in China as part of its strategy to deal with accelerating industry growth and market consolidation over the coming months.

The PV world 10 years ago – Summer Series Part IV

pv magazine editor Pilar Sánchez Molina takes a look at PV sector news from 10 years ago as part of an ongoing series. These insights bring back memories of an exciting, challenging period, while pointing to where we might be in 2030.

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