Solar PV Manufacturing

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SolarCity Silevo Solar Module Aim: 50¢/Watt, 24% Efficiency

SolarCity’s goals for the Silevo solar module manufacturing facility under development in Buffalo, New York, are certainly not unambitious ones — based on the company’s recent SEC filing detailing the achievements needed via its performance-based compensation plan to vest tranches of shares. Amongst these achievements, is the meeting of production costs of just 50¢/watt for […]

August 30th

Largest Solar PV Manufacturing Facility In Brazil Now Up

The 180-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing facility in Valinhos, São Paulo — now the largest such facility in the whole of Brazil — was recently inaugurated in a service put on by Globo Brazil. With the completion of the quite large PV manufacturing facility, the country’s domestic solar PV project market should get a boost. With […]

August 30th

New Bifacial Solar Module Coming From Silfab Solar

The Canadian company Silfab Solar is reportedly now aiming to add 50 new jobs in 2016, bringing the number of employees added in 2015–2016 up to 80, according to recent reports. In addition to the decision to add a further 50 employees, the company also reportedly has revealed that it intends to begin offering a […]

August 30th

SunEdison Creates $1 Billion Construction & Operating Asset Facility

SunEdison has announced that they will form a new $1 billion warehouse investment vehicle that will fund construction costs and acquire operating assets. The decision comes on the heels of an odd market response to SunEdison’s record second quarter growth. SunEdison, the world’s largest clean energy developer, announced its second quarterly earnings earlier this month, including […]

August 19th

First Solar Sold Out Of Solar Panels Through 2015

First Solar has already sold out of solar photovoltaic (PV) module capacity for 2015, and for most of 2016, according to the most recent figures. Overall, the company beat analyst predictions pretty handily — coming in with net sales of $896 million for the second quarter, accompanied by a 1:1 book-to-bill ratio. This amounts to […]

August 12th

SolarCity Gigafactory Ceremony Includes Governor Cuomo

The much ballyhooed SolarCity “Gigafactory” under construction in Buffalo, New York, recently saw a new milestone passed in its development — with the “topping off” ceremony for the 1.2 million-square-foot facility recently taking place, and seeing the attendance of a wide range of important figures. As part of the ceremony, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

August 11th

Yingli Solar Unveils New 1500 V Utility-Scale Solar Panel

One of the world’s leading solar panel manufacturers, Yingli Solar, recently unveiled its latest product, a 1500 volt utility-scale solar panel. The panel has been specifically designed for use in utility-scale PV power plants, and improves upon system performance and reduces balance-of-system costs. The panel will be compatible with most tracking and mounting systems, and is among […]

July 21st