Global PV module prices have been declining rapidly in recent months and Trina Solar, the world’s largest supplier, expects them to fall at least another 10% in the second half of the year, perhaps sparking consolidation in the upstream PV industry.
Canadian Solar is taking significant steps to prepare for an anticipated PV industry downturn, including slowing its module capacity expansion and scrapping its plans for a yieldco, but the solar giant expects to weather the market headwinds better than its rivals.
18 August 2016 01:44 GMT
China's JA Solar is bracing itself for the anticipated slowdown in the Chinese solar market in the coming months, after growing its module shipments strongly in the second quarter – largely on the back of the Chinese market.
17 August 2016 02:02 GMT
First Solar, the largest US-based PV manufacturer, announced 160MW of module sales in Turkey and the commissioning of 130MW(ac) of projects in India, underscoring the company’s continued success in a handful of key emerging solar markets.
11 August 2016 01:35 GMT
A consortium composed of Axium Infrastructure, Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund Board (ATRF) and Manulife Financial Corporation has completed the acquisition of Samsung Renewable Energy’s one-third interest in the 270MW K2 wind facility in Ontario.
09 August 2016 04:09 GMT
Yingli Green Energy, the debt-plagued Chinese PV giant, expects to blow past its shipment guidance for the second quarter of 2016 but fall short of its gross margin guidance, as it sold fewer modules into higher-priced foreign markets.
08 August 2016 01:47 GMT
Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) have developed a method to boost and stabilise the performance of next-generation perovskite solar cells.
02 August 2016 09:37 GMT
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