Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

SunPower pauses its solar cell and module factories, reduces salaries and workweek

The solar efficiency leader remains on track to complete its planned split into two independently focused pure-play solar companies by the end of the second quarter. April 21, 2020 Eric Wesoff SunPower, the high-efficiency solar module leader, announced that it is temporarily cutting executive pay, reducing the workweek for some employees, and that it has …

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Hardware Brief: Solar mandate in real life, two types of weird new racking, 50/150 cell 500 watt module, more!

Module pricing is flat this week as the Chinese New Year approaches, Acme Express won $1 million to design new C&I racking, Unirac is testing a new connection technique, and Trina is deploying the largest and newest solar cell type. USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com gets your gear in here! January 24, 2020 John Fitzgerald Weaver Our featured image …

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Trump tariffs on Mexico could hit SunPower, Enphase

There appears to be no reprieve from the erratic and punitive international policy of the Trump Administration, where tariffs are used as a political tool against both enemies of the United States – real and perceived – as well as the nation’s closest allies. As the latest, last Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump stated that …

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EDF signs for millions of modules from Canadian Solar

The 1.8 GW supply deal is the largest in Canadian Solar’s history, and includes the company’s new BiHiKu high-efficiency bifacial modules. May 29, 2019 Christian Roselund At the beginning of this year, pv magazine revealed a tsunami of projects applying for interconnection with grid operators across the United States, as one of many signs that …

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