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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Thinner wafers, rising profits and new solar ambitions for Yunnan Province

Goodwe and Irico have both announced rising revenue and profits for the fiscal year 2020. Zhonghuan Semiconductor intends to produce thinner wafers to respond to increasing polyisilicon prices. The southwestern province of Yunnan wants to add another 15 GW of clean energy to its power generation mix.


GoodWe launches 1500 V string inverter series

The two devices of the series have, both, an efficiency of 99%. With this new inverter series, GoodWe has made its first step into the large scale PV business.


SNEC 2020 CEO Series – Interview with Vice President of International Sales – GoodWe

GoodWe is a rapidly expanding inverter manufacturer that recently went public on the Shanghai Stock Market. The company is a major player on the international stage and has increased its market share in every major PV market. What new products and solutions did GoodWe showcase at SNEC 2020 in Shanghai? What is GoodWe’s international marketing strategy? Ron Shen, Vice President of International Sales, addressed these questions during an exclusive interview with PV Magazine.


Chinese PV Industry Brief: GCL begins work on new polysilicon factory, GoodWe listed on Shanghai exchange

Polysilicon maker GCL-Poly has started construction of a factory with an annual production capacity of 54,000 MT as Chinese inverter manufacturer Goodwe launched an IPO on the Shanghai stock market.

GoodWe unveils new string inverter series

According to the Chinese power electronics manufacturer, the series features a maximum input voltage of 1,100 V per string and efficiencies ranging from 98.6% to 99.0%.

Innovation shines at pv magazine awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi

The winners of the 2019 pv magazine awards have been recognized in a ceremony alongside the World Future Energy Summit. The victors spoke of the importance of innovation being recognized within the industry.

High power prices, falling PV costs and new regulations behind Brazil’s solar carnival

The nation’s thriving distributed generation market is flying, as was evident at last week’s Intersolar South America trade show. The sector seems unconcerned by mooted changes to net metering incentives in the new year and when even an environmental non-believer like President Bolsonaro is on side, it is difficult to be pessimistic.


Goodwe plans to increase inverter capacity to 15 GW

In a chat with pv magazine, the managing director of GoodWe’s European unit, Thomas Haering, described the inverter manufacturer’s plans to expand capacity this year, after construction started on new factories in Suzhou and Guangde.


Spain’s Genera event dominated by PV as it draws the crowds

Spain’s most important renewable energy fair is becoming increasingly about solar. After a decade of slim pickings, last year’s event promised better times and, if this year’s show didn’t completely deliver, that’s because elections loom large.

German equipment suppliers take lead in European storage market, report says

German suppliers may still play a central role in providing residential storage systems, however the increasing number of Asian manufacturers on the European market is undeniable. Particularly in the U.K. and Italy, they have captured the lion’s share of sales.

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