• Talesun Solar has signed a module supply agreement in Turkey with a cumulative capacity of 130 MW
  • Canadian Solar says it is building one of the largest C&I rooftop solar projects in Malaysia with 5 MW capacity
  • TCL has announced it will invest RMB 10.2 billion in TZS to enable the latter expand its product ion capacity for high-efficiency shingled modules, G12 large-size silicon wafers, and third generation semiconductor

Talesun Solar bags 130 MW PV module order: Talesun Solar will supply 130 MW of its solar modules to Cengiz Energy of Turkey to be used for 2 separate projects. The first project in Bingöl will have 80 MW PV capacity and placed next to a 500 MW hydroelectric plant. Talesun Solar will provide its high-efficiency 144 cell modules with half-cut technology and power ratings of 400W and 405W. The 80 MW hybrid project is scheduled to come online in January 2021 and generate 127 GWh annually. It says this will be the largest and first hybrid power plant in Turkey. The other 50 MW solar module capacity will be used for a self-consumption project in Konya.

Cengiz Energy is a subsidiary of Turkish energy investment company Cengiz Holding that’s certified with the Wholesale Electricity License for international electricity operations and sells electricity to Greece and Bulgaria.

Canadian Solar building 5 MW C&I Solar project in Malaysia: Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI) has started construction on ‘one of the largest’ commercial and industrial (C&I) rooftop solar projects in Malaysia with 5 MW capacity. The company will deploy its own high efficiency KuMax modules to supply close to 6,700 MWh of clean energy annually for a period of 25 years. The project is scheduled to reach commercial operation by the end of 2020. The project is being developed in collaboration with a local company, Antah Solar Sdn. Bhd. and Eleaps Sdn. Bhd. for Muda Paper Mills Sdn. Bhd., an industrial-grade paper producer. The project is backed by a $20 million long-term loan facility from DEG, a subsidiary of German development bank KfW Group. This amount will be used by Canadian Solar for its solar pipeline including the above project.

TCL to invest RMB 10 billion in Zhonghuan: Soon after acquiring Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS) in July 2020, consumer electronics supplier TCL shared its plans for the future of TZS. It plans to invest RMB 10.2 billion ($1.47 billion) in TZS including RMB 6 billion ($866 million) to help the company to expand its capacity to develop high-efficiency shingled modules, G12 large-size silicon wafers, and third generation semiconductor, reported local media. TZS has a JV with SunPower – Maxeon Solar Technologies, a spin-off of SunPower that will produce both shingled modules and back-contact modules (see TaiyangNews 500W+ Conference: Maxeon Solar).