Maximilian Germann, head of sales at German stringer experts M10 Industries, explains to pv magazine about the benefits of uninterrupted cell production from a cost and quality perspective, and how Indian solar companies are beginning to put long-term opex ahead of short-term capex concerns.
Massive 12 billion yuan ($1.8 billion) investment part of Chinese solar firm’s goal to boost its production capacity to 30 GW and become world’s largest solar manufacturer.
The Indian energy solution provider Jakson is making an INR 7 billion ($0.11 billion) investment to build 1 GW of solar module manufacturing capacity and a 250 MW solar cell manufacturing plant in Gujarat.
Bürkle has optimized its current process time for glass-backsheet and glass-glass modules by more than 20%, which will reduce the manufacturing cost per module by up to 10%, depending on the module configuration.
SOMERA series uses PERC monocrystalline solar cells reaching module area efficiency up to 19.05% (for 60 cells) and up to 18.45% (for 72 cells).
Indian company Gujarat Borosil claims to have developed the world’s first 2mm fully tempered solar glass for glass-glass solar modules.
At EU PVSEC 2017, which took place in Amsterdam last week, two companies presented Polyolefin-based backsheet performance and claimed these are superior to polyester-core-layer-based backsheets.
Electrical equipment group Havells and Israeli inverter maker SolarEdge have revealed plans to provide inverter solutions for 50 MW of residential, commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects across India in financial year 2017-18.
Jinchen Machinery Co Ltd, has commissioned 2 GW of manufacturing lines in India, and to continue its growth in the country the company is further planning to open its own service and spare part centers.
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