Category Archives: Solar

LONGi Lands Order for 1.31 Billion Mono-Si Wafers

published: 2019-07-19 14:42 | editor | category: News
LONGi on July 16 announced that it has inked contracts with the Vietnamese PV Cell manufacturer Vina Solar for the supply of 1.31 billion mono-si wafers. The deal, which is valued at US$540 million, is equivalent to 17% of the company's entire 2018 sales, according to the company. ...  more

ABB Exits PV Inverter Market

published: 2019-07-19 10:57 | editor | category: News
ABB, a major Swiss electromechanical firm, has decided to withdraw from the PV inverter market, selling its PV inverter division to FIMER SpA, an Italian PV inverter firm and paying the latter US$470 million to cover the red ink of the division. ...  more

Trend: Market Transactions Still Bearish, Strong Contrast between the Continuous Shortage of Wafers and the Decline in Cell Prices

published: 2019-07-18 17:27 | editor | category: Price Trend
The overall market mood is still sluggish, which is typical of the off-peak season. There is not much change on the polysilicon front. The wafers, on the other hand, is in short supply. It is estimated that it has to do with the downstream battery manufacturers' intentions of consolidating the supply of goods. ...  more

Smog over China May Have Lowered Its Solar Energy Potential by 15%

published: 2019-07-18 9:30 | editor | category: News
China has been passionately conducting its energy transition into green energy, such as solar energy. In 2018 alone, there were 43 GW PV energy devices installed. The accumulated capacity in China has also exceeded 170 GW. However, according to one study in Switzerland, China's severe air pollution might have lowered its solar power potential by 15% between 1960 and 2015. ...  more

TSMC Goes Green: 1.3 Billion kWh by 2020

published: 2019-07-17 9:30 | editor | category: News
The expansion plan of Baoshan land planning in Hsinchu Science and Technology Park has been passed by the Environment Protection Administration (EPA) at the Environmental Evaluation Conference on July 10. According to the domestic media reports, TSMC, a wafer foundry, will partner up with the Pingtung County Government to develop large-scale solar power plants, in order to achieve 20% of adoption rate of renewable energy. The power generation is estimated to reach 1.3 billion kWh.   ...  more