Review and analysis of solar manufacturing capacity expansion plans in 2017

On a monthly basis, 2017 produced some spectacular highs and lows. Following-on from the review of the fourth quarter 2017 of PV manufacturing capacity expansion announcements, this blog covers an overview and analysis of the full year, which set new records across many metrics.  Monthly review On a monthly basis, 2017 produced some spectacular highs … Read more

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Azure Power adds 130MW of solar project wins to portfolio

Azure Power said the new wins include a 100MW utility scale project at the Pavagada solar park in Karnataka and 30MW of solar rooftop project with Indian Railways. Image: Azure Power India-based solar independent power producer Azure Power has secured new project wins with Indian Railways and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development totalling 130MW. Azure Power said … Read more

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JinkoSolar continues with wafer, cell and module capacity expansions in 2018

Stocks: JinkoSolar is planning further capacity expansions across wafer, cell and module assembly in 2018, including a module assembly plant in the US, after strong capital expenditures in 2017 that totalled US$480 million. Image: JinkoSolar Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar is planning further capacity expansions across wafer, cell and module assembly in … Read more

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Solar manufacturing capacity expansion announcements highest on record in Q4 2017

Tongwei plans to invest around RMB 12 billion (US$1.8 billion) in total, constructing new cell manufacturing facilities at Hefei Solar’s facilities in the Hefei High-tech Industrial Development Zone in Chengdu City to provide nameplate capacity of 10GW, while a further 10GW of capacity will be housed in the Southwest Airport Economic Development Zone of Shuangliu … Read more

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Catching the n-type high speed train – PV CellTech 2018 with SCHMID

Christian Buchner, Vice President of the Photovoltaics BU at leading PV equipment supplier SCHMID Group at PV CellTech 2018. Credit: Solar Media Advanced doping technologies for high efficiency n-type cell architectures was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. After the conference, we caught up with Christian Buchner, Vice President of the Photovoltaics BU at … Read more

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Global solar market hit 98.9 GW in 2017 – SolarPower Europe

Solar installations in China and India were said to have contribute over 63% of the total solar demand in 2017. Image: LONGi Solar According to European trade association SolarPower Europe, preliminary global solar installations reached 98.9GW in 2017, a 29.3% increase over the previous year and another new record.  Preliminary global solar installations reached 98.9GW … Read more

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