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News EPS22 #JA Solar expansion plan #Polysilicon price #Sungrow 600MW agreement

JA Solar: Continuous Expansion to 10 Billion Level

On May 18, JA Solar Technology Co., Ltd.(002459.SZ), a leading manufacturer of high-performance solar PV products, announced that the company intends to invest in integrated solar cell and module projects with tens of billions of production capacity. Read More


Polysilicon price stabilized after 16 weeks of increase

The prices of polysilicon remain the same with the prices from last week after 16 weeks of price hikes since the start of this year, according to the prices updated by the Silicon Branch of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association on Wednesday. Read More


Sungrow signs a 600 MW distribution agreement with Dutch PVO International

Sungrow, the global leading inverter and energy storage system solution supplier for renewables, forged a 600 MW strategic distribution agreement for PV inverter and battery system solutions with the reputed Dutch partner PVO International, further facilitating the economic decarbonization in more European markets. Read More

May 20, 2022
News EPS21 #EU Rooftop #GCL perovskite #CATL at ees Europe

Install rooftop solar on all new public buildings by 2025: EU

The REPowerEU recently released a draft plan to end its dependence on Russian fossil fuels, which is worth €195 billion. By 2025, the European Commission will promote the installation of rooftop solar panels on every public building. Environmental restrictions will also be relaxed in order to approve renewable energy projects faster. Read More


Perovskite module maker receives investment from Chinese tech giant Tencent

GCL Optoelectronics, a company dedicated to the R&D and production of perovskite solar modules, introduced Guangxi Tencent Venture Capital Co., Ltd. as a new investor after the company’s series B funding. The funds raised will be used to further improve the company’s 100 MW perovskite production line and manufacturing process. Read More


CATL's all-scenario energy storage solutions shine at ees Europe 2022

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), a global leader of new energy innovative technologies, was in the spotlight with its award-winning all-scenario energy storage solutions at the ees Europe 2022, the largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems in Europe. Read More


May 20, 2022
News EPS20 #EU #JA Solar #Canadian Solar


May 19, 2022
News EPS19 #IEA #Russia&Finland #IKEA&SunPower


May 17, 2022
News EPS18 #Risen HJT #KSTAR Vietnam #Zonergy at ees Europe

Risen Energy celebrates the production of first commercial thin HJT cell

On Tuesday, Risen Energy celebrated the production of its first commercial heterojunction cell on 210 mm thin wafers, and announced the start of the construction of its phase II project in Changzhou, Jiangsu province. Read More


KSTAR to add 1 GW solar inverters in Vietnam

KSTAR, the global power conversion expert, today announced that its first Vietnam manufacturing factory, called KSTAR Vietnam Project Phase I has officially topped out. Read More


Zonergy showcases innovative energy storage solutions at Smarter E-Europe

On Wednesday, Zonergy Corporation, a inverter and energy storage solutions provider, showcased its latest innovative Smart Microgrid Solutions for the European market at ees Europe, a segment in the Smarter E Europe exhibition. Read More


May 12, 2022
News EPS17 #JA Solar #Yingli TOPCon #BIPV

JA Solar’s 3.5 GW cell fab in Vietnam put into operation

On May 8, JA Solar’s 3.5 GW factory in Vietnam produced its first solar cell, signifying the completion of the closed loop production of wafer, cells and modules in JA Solar’s production base in Vietnam. Read More


Yingli China scores new achievements on n-type technology, planning 5 GW TOPCon cell production

Several research teams represented by Yingli China recently has achieved another breakthrough on the n-type solar cell technology, bringing the front efficiency of the designed cell to 24.7%. Read More


BIPV compulsory on new government buildings in Chinese city

New buildings invested by the government are required to incorporate solar power systems in the design and construction process to be approved and commissioned, said the Development and Reform Commission of Wuhu, a city in China’s Anhui province.  Read More

May 10, 2022
News EPS16 #Q1 Shipment Ranking #CATL #Iran tender

Jinko Solar jumps to top spot in Q1 2022 module shipment ranking

JinkoSolar grabs top spot in global shipment ranking for the first quarter of 2022, moving up from the fourth position in 2021, according to Solarbe Consulting. Read more


CATL officially starts perovskite pilot production

Power battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd (CATL) has achieved major success in perovskite solar cells research and started the pilot line for production. Read more


Iran launches bidding for 4 GW solar projects

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization of Iran (SATBA) has launched a tender for the deployment of 4 GW of photovoltaic capacity. Read more


May 07, 2022
News EPS15 #Economy #EVA Materials #Austria


May 06, 2022
News EPS14 #Akcome #GoodWe #Tongwei


April 27, 2022
News EPS13 #Netherlands #JinkoSolar #Risen Energy


April 26, 2022