China

Kong Sun completes 30 MW in China

The Chinese PV investor connected a new solar array to the grid this week in Huanghua, Hebei province.

Ciel & Terre starts construction on the world’s largest floating PV plant

The French floating PV specialist is building a 70 MW solar facility for CECEP in China’s Anhui province.

Heraeus signs silver paste development partnership with China’s Solar Space

The German metallization and silver paste specialist will collaborate with Solar Space on the creation of regular new dual printing and other techniques in the pursuit of optimized metallization paste performance.

China Singyes inches forward with spin-off of materials unit

China Singyes Solar Technologies has confirmed that it still aims to spin off China Singyes New Materials and list its shares on the secondary board of the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Kong Sun buys 100 MW for $80.3 million

Kong Sun Yongtai Investment, the Chinese group’s investment holding unit, has acquired three projects in northwestern China.

Losses mount for ReneSola as firm pivots further downstream

The Chinese vertically integrated solar firm posted a Q1 net loss of $23.2 million and revenues of $156.6 million – down 32.5% and 39.9% sequentially and year-on-year respectively.

Yingli suffers Q1 revenue and shipment slump

The tier-1 Chinese solar company could only post $180m in revenue for the first quarter of the year, while module shipments of 370 MW were almost half the number shipped in Q4 2016. Cash position remains precarious despite staunching of heavy losses suffered last year.

GCL-SI achieves 20.1% efficiency for its PERC solar cells in mass production

The Chinese PV manufacturer has achieved a new efficiency breakthrough for its PERC solar cells, with the help of nanostructured black silicon. GCL-SI plans to reach an efficiency of up to 21.0% by the end of this year.

Rena and Aiko Solar Energy to collaborate on plating technology

Rena and Aiko Solar Energy will expand their collaboration into electroplating cell metalization technology. Germany’s Rena has already delivered some 4 GW of wet chemistry tooling to the Chinese PV producer, and will now deliver one of its InCellPlate to Aiko’s new Yiwu production facility, in the Zhenjiang province.

Laytec to supply inspection equipment to CNBM PV fab

German equipment manufacturers Laytec has been chosen by CTF solar to supply its in-line process inspection equipment to a new 80 MW CdS/CdTe thin film cell production line being developed in China.