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JinkoSolar poised to hit 10GW annual shipment target, but what next?

When JinkoSolar released its third quarter results last week – and guided full year 2017 module shipment figures – the company remained on track to overachieve on final quarter shipments, thereby becoming the first ever PV supplier to ship more than 10 GW of modules in a calendar year. If this landmark figure is reached, JinkoSolar will effectively have 10% market-share, and it will have achieved one of the key goals set internally 12 months ago. This article tracks how JinkoSolar has managed to move so quickly in the past four years, from having 5% market-share in 2013 (with module shipments less than 2GW), to 2017 where 10% and 10GW has been the goal for its global sales team. The question of ‘what next’ is also discussed, in view of JinkoSolar having relied heavily on third-party cell a...

An outstanding combination of architecture and solar technology

KACO new energy designs energy system technology for prize-winning solar tower in Basel. Neckarsulm, 29. November 2017 – A Fabulous October for Grosspeter Tower in Basel: the high-rise office and hotel block with solar façade and solar roof has won two awards in the space of a month – the “Swiss Solar Prize” and the “Architectural Award Building-Integrated Solar Technology”. To make sure that the attractive form was matched by outstanding function, the planners commissioned photovoltaics specialist KACO new energy to develop the solar energy system technology for this landmark project. The Grosspeter Tower in Basel serves three purposes at once: hotel, office block and power plant. The bottom five storeys form the plinth and are used as a hotel. This is topped with a seventeen-storey offic...

Schletter Group: new Managing Director for South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, 13 November 2017. The PV mounting system supplier Schletter South Africa (Pty) Ltd. has a new Managing Director. As of November, Trevor DeVries is heading the company that serves the sub-Saharan Africa business of the globally active Schletter Group. „South Africa and the sub-Saharan region with their enormous potential play a key role in our future growth strategy“, said the Schletter Group’s CEO Tom Graf. „We are glad that in Trevor DeVries we have found a very experienced manager, who not only knows the industry but also how to develop a growing market. He will be instrumental in further pushing forward our growing business in the region.“ DeVries took up his post as Managing Director of Schletter South Africa (Pty) Ltd. on 6 November. DeVries joins the Schlette...

On the eve of Chinese Black Friday, Chinese Government Issues Plan to Commercialize Energy Trading Market

On Nov 10th the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and National Energy Administration (NEA) issued the “Pilot Plan for Wholesale Distributed Generation Electricity Market”- outlining its plan to open free trading of electricity in China.

Half-cell technology to rise and shine in subsidy-less solar business climate

JinkoSolar Achieves world record P-type mono PERC cell efficiency of 23.45% - breaking the world record cell efficiency of 22.78% that it set only a month ago in October.

KACO new energy quarter results at an all-time high.

Neckarsulm, 24. October 2017 – KACO new energy can look back on a successful third quarter of 2017: the inverter manufacturer received orders for 550 megawatts in the period from July to September. The cumulative inverter power sold so far this year is 1.95 gigawatts.

KACO new energy sets up presence in Taiwan

Neckarsulm, 3. November 2017 – At the beginning of the year, the inverter manufacturer KACO new energy strengthened its presence in the growth market of South East Asia by appointing a Territory Manager. This announcement set the course for rapid expansion in Taiwan, one of the fastest-growing markets for photovoltaics. The company now has its own representation marketing the “Made in Germany” technology on the island, where the government plans to install new photovoltaic capacity of more than 18 gigawatts by 2025.

Successful Inauguration of Robben Island Solar Project with Canadian Solar Modules

Cape Town, South Africa: Canadian Solar is the proud supplier of 0.5 MW of Solar PV Modules to the iconic project site on Robben Island. SOLA Future Energy the EPC partner of the Department of Tourism, has designed and constructed a solar energy microgrid for Robben Island using (CS6U-M-340 W) Canadian Solar Modules on site. Today the official inauguration has been taking place on Robben Island with Dr. Shawn Qu (Chairman, President and CEO Canadian Solar) invited as guest by SOLA Future Energy and the Department of Tourism of South Africa. The solar PV farm consists of 1960 Canadian Solar (CS6U-M-340 W) mono-crystalline modules with a total of 666.4 kW power supply. Robben Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has an energy usage profile that comprises residential needs, desalination...

JinkoSolar Breaks Multiple World Records of Silicon Solar Cell and Module Technology

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the solar photovoltaic industry, today announced that it has broken multiple solar technology world records. In an attempt independently verified by the Chinese Academy of Science Testing Laboratory, JinkoSolar broke the existing world record by achieving conversion efficiency of 22.78% on P-type monocrystalline PERC solar cells.

JinkoSolar CEO Cuts to the Chase about Solar Technology Development with Discussion on Half-cut Cells

“Half is more when it comes to solar cells”: A Discussion with JinkoSolar CEO on the Future of Solar.

JinkoSolar’s PV Modules are 100% Sustain A Doubled IEC Anti-PID Standard

Jinko Solar is the first PV module solution vendor to guarantee the capability of double IEC 62804 anti-PID standard for all of its PV modules.

Collaboration & Innovation at Valsa Trading

Collaboration with First Solar Valsa has entered into an exciting collaboration with First Solar, the world leader in PV Solar modules. We have received approval letters from First Solar authorising us to manufacture clamps locally for their glass modules, which is a great boost for our company and a huge advantage to our local South African customers. After previous recognition from Canadian Solar, another world leader in PV Solar Panel manufacturing, recognising us as a trusted manufacturer of mounting structure components, this is yet another step taken by Valsa Trading in our quest to be the local industry leader in providing high performance products and solutions for mounting structures in the PV Solar Industry. Corrugated and Asbestos Roof Brackets Valsa Trading provides mounting so...

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