- Talesun Solar has launched its new module series claiming up to 590 W output called Bistra Pro
- JYT Corporation has successfully produced 210mm sized silicon wafer in trial production
- Linyang Energy says 9 of its PV projects with 610 MW capacity are included in the grid parity project list for 2020
- Higher ASP and sales volume help increase operating income for Flat Glass during H1/2020
Talesun Solar introduces 590 W module: The latest large module manufacturer to join the club of 500W+ panel suppliers is Talesun Solar. The Chinese company has launched its new series called the Bistra Pro with power output reaching up to 590 W. It uses a wafers with 182 mm side length (M10) and multi busbar (MBB) technology. There are 2 variants offered, one with 72 pieces can offer a power output of over 545 W and the other with 78 cells can go up to 590 W. The company says it considered the industrial chain supporting from upstream to downstream and secured compatibility of raw materials, production processes, and the like before launching Bistra Pro. The management claims the new modules can lower BOS costs by up to 4.4% and pull down LCOE by around 3% as against conventional size modules
Last month, Canadian Solar too expanded its Series 5 & 6 with the addition of modules that can reach up to 590 W output for Series 6 with 21.3% efficiency (see Canadian Solar Enters 500W+ Module Club).
TaiyangNews has launched its first report on 500W+ Solar Modules covering the changes in wafer, cell and module manufacturing to assemble very large scale panels, featuring products of pioneers in this segment. The report can be downloaded for free here.
JYT Corporation starts trial production of 210 mm wafers: JYT Corporation has reported successful trial production of 210 mm sized silicon wafers that the company has self-produced independently, specifically the core production process of the batch right from pulling the crystal to setting it as silicon wafer. It says the core equipment of large-size crystal growth furnaces and special slicing machines are all independently designed. The Chinese company claims that it has now reached the status of being one of the few professional silicon wafer manufacturers that can supply large wafers in batches.
9 PV plants of Linyang Energy among grid parity projects: Linyang Energy says its 9 solar power projects of 9 of its subsidiaries have been included in the list of grid parity projects for 2020 that was recently issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) (see China PV News Snippets: Canadian Solar, NDRC). Of the 9 projects selected together representing 610 MW, 4 are in Anhui province with 290 MW, 1 in Hebei province with 200 MW, and 4 projects in Shandong province with a combined capacity of 120 MW.
Flat Glass Group increases operating income in H1/2020: During the first 6 months of 2020, the Flat Glass Group reported a YoY increase in ASP and higher sales volume for its PV glass resulting in 22.69% higher operating income of RMB 2.496 billion ($359 million) compared to last year. Net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies too grew 76.2% on annual basis, according to a report by Changjiang Daily. The gross profit margin of the PV glass business reached 40.05%, an increase of 11.28 % points from previous year. The report claims rising glass prices have directly boosted the profitability of companies such as Flat Glass which it states is the world’s second largest PV glass manufacturer with per day production capacity of 5,400 tons. First spot is taken by Xinyi Solar.