2016-11-01

Etrion Completes Construction on 24.7MW Solar Park in Japan

Etrion Corporation (Etrion) has completely construction on the 24.7MW Shizukuishi solar power plant in Iwate Prefecture in northeastern Japan in partner with its EPC contractor, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (HHT). The project started feeding back the .. more
2016-10-31

KANEKA and NEDO Increase PV Module Efficiency to 24.37%

KANEKA Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) again demonstrate Japan’s advance in solar technology by launching a crystalline silicon PV module with a record-breaking conversion effici.. more
2016-10-28

Japan to Implement Solar Tender System in 2017

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held a second review on October 24th to go over the details for 2017 feed-in-tariff (FiT) rate as well as project setup. At the meeting, they have decided to use tender manageme.. more
2016-10-20

Solar Frontier Surpasses 4GW of Global Module Shipments

Global CIS thin-film solar solution provider, Solar Frontier, announced its business milestone of delivering more than 4GW of solar modules approximately 60 countries around the world. Solar Frontier’s “Made in Japan” br.. more
2016-10-17

Canadian Solar Secures JPY9.6 Billion Syndicated Loan

Canadian Solar announced on October 13 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Canadian Solar Projects K.K. has entered into a syndicated 3- year loan facility for JPY9.6 billion (US$95 million). Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) acted as the lead arranger... more
2016-10-03

OCI to Acquire Tokuyama’s Malaysian Polysilicon Fab

Japan-based Tokuyama, one of the world’s leaders in polysilicon manufacturing, announced to terminate its solar-grade polysilicon business by selling its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tokuyama Malaysia, to OCI, a South Korean polysilicon maker. Sources from media reve.. more
2016-09-20

New Cell Efficiency Record of 26.33% Achieved by NEDO and KANEKA

By combining heterojunction and back-contact technologies on a crystalline silicon solar cell with a practical size of 180cm^2, Japan’s Kaneka Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) jointly i.. more

 

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MARKET STATUS

TrendForce Expects Polysilicon Prices to Remain High in Third Quarter Even Though Supply Might Start to Improve in Mid-September

The latest PV market analysis from EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce, finds that the average global spot price of polysilicon has.. more...

RESEARCH

China’s Cumulative PV Installations Could Reach 250GW by 2020

China has targeted installing 86.5GW PV capacity during 2017-2020 under the 13th Five-Year National Development Plan, including 54.. more...

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