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Video: industrial LID ‘fix’ for multi PERC drawing closer

PERC application in monocrystalline cells has proven its capability to produce high efficiency cells. Further cost reductions could be achieved with multi PERC, but problems with Light Induced Degradation (LID) has stood in the way of its industry adoption. However, researchers and equipment suppliers are drawing in on an industrial solution.

Steady Q1 for JA Solar as revenue, shipments increase slightly YOY

The Tier-1 Chinese solar company saw its profit slip both sequentially and year-over-year, however, as lower average selling prices continued to fall. Company will seek opportunities to streamline operations moving forward.

JinkoSolar signs 100 MW supply deal in China

The Chinese PV manufacturer has agreed to provide its Eagle series solar panels for undisclosed solar fishery projects being developed by Jing Bei New Energy. It did not disclose the terms of the deal.

BREAKING: U.S. ITC moves ahead with Suniva investigation

The U.S. International Trade Commission decided late tonight to move forward under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 to investigate whether the bankrupt module maker deserves protection from its Chinese competitors.

GCL signs PV supply deals for 370 MW in China

Hong Kong-listed PV developer GCL New Energy has agreed to sell 320 MW of solar panels to China Resources Leasing for CNY 148.5 million ($21.5 million), as part of supply arrangements for the first 40 MW phase of a planned PV array in Zhanjiang, in China’s Guangdong province.

40 MW floating PV plant in China connected with Sungrow’s inverters

The world’s largest floating PV power plant, with the capacity of 40 MW is now connected to the grid.

GCL unveils 165 MW of EPC deals with Xi’an Datang Electric

Subsidiaries of GCL New Energy Holdings have selected Xi’an Datang Electric Power Design and Research Institute to provide EPC services for 165 MW of solar capacity at three sites in China.

GCL-Poly’s polysilicon sales fall 43% in Q1

The Chinese energy group’s external sales of polysilicon fell about 43.4% year on year to 1,896 metric tons (MT) in the January-March period.

CSun unit secures panel supply deal with SPIC

State Power Investment Corp. (SPIC) — one of China’s top five state-owned electricity producers — has named China Sunergy (Nanjing) as one of its qualified multicrystalline PV module suppliers.

Kong Sun’s PV generation soars in January-April period

The Chinese solar investment group said that in aggregate, its PV plants generated roughly 374.7 GWh of electricity in the first four months of 2017, up approximately 87.5% year on year.