JA Solar launches DeepBlue 3.0 Light modules for distributed solar PV Market: At the 16th China (Jinan) Solar Utilization Convention and Exhibition, PV panel maker JA Solar launched its DeepBlue 3.0 Light high-efficiency module, which is tailored for commercial and residential rooftop solar systems in the global market. The mass production power of the module is up to 415 W, and it also has successfully passed the certification testing conducted by TÜV SÜD to the standards for IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certification.
The DeepBlue 3.0 Light module inherits all the benefits of DeepBlue 3.0, while taking into account the practical characteristics of both commercial and residential rooftop PV projects, providing customers with greater installation capacity, lower BOS costs and higher investment returns. DeepBlue 3.0 Light modules have a mass production efficiency of higher than 21.3%, providing higher power per unit area and per unit weight, higher roof utilization rate and load-bearing capability. At the TaiyangNews 500W+ Module Conference held last year, Tao Wang from JA Solar had provided background on the DeepBlue 3.0 series modules and the design elements (see TaiyangNews 500W+ Conference: JA Solar). DeepBlue 3.0 was launched in May 2020. Certified by TUV, LVD and EMC, the 500W+ product integrates the advantages of multiple high-efficiency and low-degradation technologies, including new-generation PERC high-efficiency cell technology PERCIUM+, and Ga-doped silicon wafers. The first shipment of its DeepBlue 3.0 modules was sent out from its manufacturing base located in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province last October (see China PV News Snippets: JA, NEA, Huitian, Antaisolar).
Guan Sheng to build 4 PV glass and mdoule processing production lines: Dongyuan County, Guangdong Province and Guan Sheng Group have signed a photovoltaic industry base cooperation agreement, the company said in an announcement. The total investment of this PV industry base project, where four photovoltaic glass and corresponding deep processing and photovoltaic module production lines will be built, is RMB 10 billion ($1.52 billion). The total investment of the first phase of the project is RMB 6 billion ($0.91 billion).
Jinergy HJT M6 cell production average efficiency touches 24.3%: Taking part at the 7th Solar Cell Paste and Metallization Technology Forum held in Changzhou, Jinergy HJT R&D Director Wang Jilei claimed that adhering to the core strategy of technological iteration, the average mass production efficiency of Jinneng M6 size heterojunction cells has reached 24.3%, according to a PV Men article. After certification by the third-party industry authoritative testing organization China Metrology Institute, the highest mass production efficiency of Jinneng M6 size heterojunction cells touched 24.7%.
Hangzhou First releases 2020 annual financial report: Publishing its 2020 annual financial report, solar module encapsulation material world market leader Hangzhou First said that during the reporting period, the company achieved an operating income of RMB 8.4 billion ($1.28 billion), a year-on-year increase of 31.59%. During the reporting period, the volume of photovoltaic film business increased, and planned production capacity was also steadily released. At the end of the reporting period, the company’s photovoltaic film design capacity had reached 1.051 billion m2, and the annual sales volume of film was 865 million m2, a year-on-year increase of 15.57%, corresponding to a global share of approximately 55%-60%. In terms of profitability, due to rising prices and continuous cost optimization, the annual gross profit margin was 29.04%. Last year’s turnover was RMB 5.7 billion (see Hangzhou First Reports 2019 Record Sales)
Guodian Power and Shandong Zhucheng sign 100 MW PV project agreement: Guodian Power Shandong New Energy Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guodian Power Development Co., Ltd. engaged in the new energy business, signed a 100 MW PV power generation project cooperation agreement with the People’s Government of Zhucheng City, Shandong Province, the company said in an announcement. About 250,000 polysilicon photovoltaic modules with a peak power of 400 watts and 100 sets of 1 MW pre-installed inverter room have been selected for the project, which is spread across 2,000 acres.