Jolywood supplying N-type mono bifacial modules to 6.7MW project in India

Dedicated N-type monocrystalline module manufacturer Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd (Jolywood) is the first company to supply its bifacial modules to a decent sized 6.7MW project in India.

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STS-Certified wins inspection contract on 1.17GW of JinkoSolar panels

PV modules inspection agency STS-Certified had secured a mammoth contract from major India-based EPC firm, Sterling & Wilson to inspect a total of 1.17GW of JinkoSolar PV modules headed to a planned PV power plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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LONGi fast-tracking capacity expansions as sales jump in Q2

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology and the leading fully-integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer, reported first half 2017 revenue slightly down from the prior year period as a result of average selling price (ASP) declines, partially offset by product shipment growth.

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India’s MNRE calls for domestic PV manufacturing capacity update

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has called on domestic solar manufacturers to update information on their installed capacities, operational capacities and annual production.

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Heckert Solar reduces cell-to-module losses using Fraunhofer ISE’s software

German-based PV module manufacturer Heckert Solar GmbH said that it had been one of the pioneers using Fraunhofer ISE’s new software that helps reduce cell-to-module losses that have led to module performance gains.

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India’s Borosil achieves ‘world-first’ fully-tempered 2mm solar glass

Indian manufacturer Borosil Glass Works has completed acceptance tests for a major line of 2mm fully-tempered glass, which a company executive claims to be the first such glass produced at this thickness in the world.

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Solargiga seeing strong demand for mono N-type wafers as sales rebound in 1H 2017

China-based integrated monocrystalline PV manufacturer Solargiga Energy Holdings’ sales have rebounded in the first half of 2017, fuelled by demand in China for high-efficiency wafers including N-type wafers for ‘Top Runner’ PV power plant projects.

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JA Solar’s module shipments smash guidance in Q2

Having turned and continue to remain cautious about its business outlook for the second-half of 2017, JA Solar reported second quarter results that simply defied previous guidance, driven by greater than expected demand in China and a start of a rush to stockpile in the US.

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First Applied Materials 1H 2017 sales up 16.56% but profits sink on ASP declines

Leading PV module encapsulation and backsheet material supplier Hangzhou First Applied Materials Co, formerly First Photovoltaics (PV) reported a continued increase in demand with sales up by 16.56% but profits crashed by 43.49% on significant ASP pressure in the first half of 2017.

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ISC Konstanz to spearhead new PV research centre in Chile

German PV research institute ISC Konstanz is leading the development of a new solar development laboratory in Chile.

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SolarWorld Industries starts production

Newly formed German PV module manufacture SolarWorld Industries GmbH has officially started production, according to the insolvency administrator for SolarWorld AG.

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