Voltec To Source Tabber, Stringers & Lay-Up System For French Module Assembly Plant From Mondragon Assembly By Q2/2023
Thursday, 19 Jan 2023
French solar module producer Voltec Solar is set to expand its gross annual production capacity by 150 MW after Spanish PV equipment supplier Mondragon Assembly delivers machines to help it process 6,000 cells/hour.
EU Announces Green Deal Industrial Plan To Boost Investment In Clean-Tech Production; SolarPower Europe Calls It Significant Moment For European Solar Manufacturers
Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023
After Japan’s JPY 20 trillion Green Transformation Plan, India’s Production Linked Incentive (PLI) and the US’ $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the European Commission (EC) has finally promised state aid for clean tech manufacturing .
Evocells & Socom Joint Venture Solarcells To Roll Out 100,000 Made In Europe Solar Panels From Luxembourg; To Double Up Production By 2026
Monday, 16 Jan 2023
Momentum for Made in Europe solar products continues with Belgian solar panel producer Evocells and Luxembourg based electrical engineering firm Socom announcing a joint venture (JV) called Solarcells to establish a 50 MW module fab in Luxembourg, with plans to double it up by 2026.
Solar PV Industry In Europe Wants Up To €0.15/W Public Support For Next 10 Years For Local Manufacturing & €40.0/MWh Energy Price To Build Sustainable Value Chain
Thursday, 12 Jan 2023
Wacker, Meyer Burger, NorSun, Norwegian Crystals, ECM Group, Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP have come together as key stakeholders from the European solar PV community to demand urgent political action to revitaliz.
Solar Inverter Manufacturer Fronius Scaling Up Manufacturing Capacity By Over 65% By 2023-End To Meet ‘Rocketing Demand’
Friday, 23 Dec 2022
Austria based solar inverter manufacturer Fronius International GmbH is expanding its annual production capacity by more than 65% to produce over 52,000 inverters a month from almost 32,000 per month it produced in 2022 which it says reflects a ‘re.
McKinsey Report Lists Higher Labor, Material, Utilities & Capital Costs As Putting European PV Manufacturing At A Disadvantage, But Growing Fast & Early Should Help
Monday, 19 Dec 2022
European solar PV manufacturers can hope to become cost competitive only when they grow fast to achieve scale, get early-mover advantage for new technologies and customers are willing to pay a premium for Made-in-Europe panels, as their costs at scal.
EU’s 30 GW/Annum Vertically Integrated Solar PV Manufacturing Target For 2025 Gets Institutional Push With Official Launch Of Industry Alliance
Friday, 09 Dec 2022
After 2 months of formally endorsing the effort, the European Commission (EC) has now officially launched the European Solar PV Industry Alliance, strengthening efforts for European Union (EU) to establish 30 GW annual vertically integrated solar PV .
Another Setback For European Solar Manufacturing; After Maxeon Shuttered French Module Fab, Norway’s REC Group Puts Its 4 GW HJT Factory Plans In France On Hold
Tuesday, 06 Dec 2022
Norway based solar module producer REC Group has decided to put its plans to realize a heterojunction (HJT) solar panel factory with 4 GW cumulative annual capacity in France ‘on hold due to various changes in market conditions’.
Talesun Solar & MEM Group Announce Plans To Establish 1 GW Solar Module Production Line In Turkey In 2023; TOPCon To Follow In 2024
Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022
Chinese solar module manufacturer Talesun Solar has entered a framework agreement with MEM Group to jointly build a solar module production line with an annual capacity of 1 GW in Turkey by Q2/2023 and add a TOPCOn line in 2024.
HZB & South Korea’s Qcells To Set Up EU Funded Pilot Line For Industrial Tandem Solar Cells In Germany
Friday, 25 Nov 2022
Yet another step taken by solar industry, academia and policymakers to revive European solar manufacturing with German research institute Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and cell & module maker from South Korea, Qcells announcing a pilot tandem pr.
Germany’s 1Komma5º To Roll Out 420W Solar Module Using European Or US Made Polysilicon Only From Q2/2023
Thursday, 17 Nov 2022
German solar installer company 1Komma5º says it will contract manufacturers to produce solar modules with 100% European or US supplied polysilicon, having 420W power output at the ‘lowest end customer price point’ in Germany, starting from Q2/2023.
Voltec Solar & Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France Propose To Produce Tandem Solar Panels At GW Scale
Tuesday, 15 Nov 2022
France based solar module producer Voltec Solar along with the Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France (IPVF) have announced plans to launch production of 4T perovskite/silicon tandem solar panels in the country, aiming for a scale of 5 GW by 2030.
FuturaSun Announces 1 GW New Solar PV Module Production Facility In China’s Suzhou & ‘Sister Gigafactory’ In Italy
Monday, 07 Nov 2022
Solar module manufacturer from Italy FuturaSun will be adding 1 GW production capacity to its portfolio with a new Gigafactory and Research & Development Centre in China’s Suzhou province for which it is acquiring 55,000 m2 land at an industri.
Monday, 07 Nov 2022
The European Commission (EC) has launched its IBC4EU project, coordinated by German research center ISC Konstanz, with an aim to demonstrate bifacial IBC technology as the ‘most promising choice’ for fast launch of GW scale PV production in the European Union (EU).
Take Cue From US & India To Give Policy Certainty & Financial Support To European Solar Manufacturing
Tuesday, 11 Oct 2022
The Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of 13 European and American solar industry stakeholders have written an open letter to the European Commission (EC) President to take cue from the US and India to take ‘stronger’ and ‘bold’ action to acceler.
Setback For European Solar PV Manufacturing As Maxeon Shutters French Module Fab; Seeks Positive Policy Environment To Come Back
Monday, 10 Oct 2022
Singapore headquartered solar module manufacturer Maxeon Solar Technologies has shut down its solar PV manufacturing facility in France’s Porcelette citing challenging price environment, at a time when there is a growing consensus and clamor for lo.
Monday, 10 Oct 2022
Europe has been witnessing soaring electricity prices, which can derail its efforts towards building reliable low-carbon supply chain to achieve its decarbonization goals, warns market research company Rystadt Energy.
Tuesday, 27 Sep 2022
Italian energy giant Enel’s renewable energy arm Enel Green Power (EGP) has unveiled the 1st look of its new heterojunction (HJT) solar module with a prototype at the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC), touting an output of up to 680W.
European Union’s EIT InnoEnergy Invests In Norwegian Crystals To Support European Upstream PV Manufacturing
Wednesday, 07 Sep 2022
Norwegian Crystals (NCR) has secured a strategic investment from a European Union (EU) body EIT InnoEnergy that’s aimed at accelerating European silicon ingots production from the company’s site at Glomfjord in Northern Norway.
Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022
Norway headquartered monocrystalline ingot, bricks and wafer producer Norwegian Crystals (NCR) has been contracted under a binding supply agreement to provide silicon wafers to European solar cell and module maker Meyer Burger Technology AG.
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