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China’s Seraphim begins work on 10 GW module factory

Seraphim says it will build a new 10 GW solar panel factory in two phases in Guangzhou, with an investment of CNY 6 billion ($829.6 million), while JA Solar has announced plans to construct a 5 GW panel factory in Inner Mongolia.

Longi releases wafers for TOPCon, heterojunction, back-contact cell tech

Chinese manufacturer Longi says that its new Tera wafers offer a notable efficiency boost of approximately 0.1% across various cell technologies.

JinkoSolar breaks ground on 56 GW solar factory

JinkoSolar has broken ground on a 56 GW PV panel factory in China’s Shanxi province. It says the new facility will be vertically integrated and will be constructed in four 14 GW phases.


Weekend Read: Solar giants enter the storage market

Energy storage is the new solar for an increasing number of Chinese PV manufacturers. However, China still requires enabling policies for storage to provide the end-market volumes needed to bolster the fortunes of manufacturers old and new.

Longi introduces HPBC photovoltaic modules with 22.8% efficiency

The Chinese panel manufacturer said its new products have a temperature coefficient of -0.28%/C and a power output ranging from 565 W to 590 W. They rely on the company’s proprietary hybrid passivated back contact (HPBC) cell technology.

Jolywood halts polysilicon factory project

Jolywood has suspended plans to build 100,000 metric tons (MT) of polysilicon capacity at a facility in Gujiao, China’s Shanxi province.

Canadian Solar, Aiko Solar to build new factories

Canadian Solar says its new 14 GW vertically integrated cell and module factory will require an investment of CNY 9.63 billion ($1.33 billion), while Aiko Solar says it will invest CNY 9.97 billion in a 10 GW facility.

China’s Huasun opens 3.6 GW heterojunction panel plant

Huasun, a Chinese heterojunction module specialist, says it has invested CNY 5.4 billion ($761.2 million) in its new new 3.6 GW solar factory.

China’ Akcome sets up pilot factory for perovskite PV cells

Akcome says it hopes to soon start commercial production of its heterojunction (HJT) perovskite solar cells, but it has yet to provide a specific time frame.

Longi announces 27.09% efficiency for heterojunction back contact solar cell

Longi has announced the achievement of 27.09% efficiency for its heterojunction back contact (HBC) solar cell, a result that has been confirmed by Germany’s Institute for Solar Energy Research (ISFH).

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