Japan's Domestic PV Cell Shipment Scores 1st Growth in Nine Months

Japan's domestic PV-cell shipment hit 1,263 MW in Q2, up 7% year-on-year, the first growth in nine quarters, according to Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA). Statistics just released by JPEA show that affected by dras.. more

Shortfall in Supply of Polysilicon has Improved Slightly While Middle and Downstream Prices Still Suffer Squeezes: Price Trend

There are many polysilicon plants being overhauled in August and September. Also, the demand of si-wafer in August is still high. Therefore, although the tough condition of supply in polysilicon has improved slightly, the obvious drop in pric.. more

Vina Solar Wins Cooperations with GCL-SI and Trina Solar for 1.6GW of Solar Cell Capacity

Vietnam’s location and investment environment are attractive to Chinese and Taiwanese solar PV manufacturers that have been finding ways to cope with punitive tariffs implemented by the U.S. and the EU. Recently, Vietnam-based solar m.. more

Panasonic and Tesla to Relaunch Solar Cell/Module Production in New York Plant

Japan-based Panasonic and U.S.-based Tesla Motors announced a new production collaboration on the relaunch of SolarCity’s solar cell/module manufacturing plant in Buffalo, New York, following the Gigafactory project in Nevada. Nik.. more

Panasonic and Tesla Collaborate for PV Cell and Module Manufacturing

Tesla, the world’s leader in electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, will extend its partnership with Panasonic by co-investing around JPY 10 billion in building a PV cell and module fab in Buffalo, New York state. The co-invested Buf.. more

REC Cuts 3% Global Jobs, Planning Capital for Upgrading Cell Facility in Singapore

Global solar demand changes and continuous price drop in PV modules has led to a sluggish market situation. REC Group, an international and integrated PV manufacturer, decided to cut 3% of workforce from its global sites for cost reduction as well as restructuring. RE.. more

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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