LDK Solar Co. Ltd., located in Xinyu City, Jiangxi province in the People's Republic of China, manufactures multicrystalline solar wafers used in solar cells. Additionally, LDK provides wafering services for both monocrystalline and multicrystalline wafers to companies who provide their own ingot stock. LDK's principal customers have included CSI, Chinalight Solar Co., Ltd., Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd., Solartech Energy Corp., Solland Solar Energy B.V., and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. The company has sold wafers to Chinalight primarily pursuant to short-term sales contracts, and monthly and quarterly purchase orders. Wikipedia.
LDK Solar | Date: 2016-11-23
Disclosed is a method for preparing polycrystalline silicon ingot. The preparation method comprises: randomly laying seed crystals with unlimited crystal orientation at the bottom of crucible to form a layer of seed crystals and obtaining disordered crystalline orientations; providing molten silicon above the layer of seed crystals, controlling the temperature at the bottom of the crucible, making the layer of seed crystals not completely melted; controlling the temperature inside the crucible, making the molten silicon growing above the seed crystals, the molten silicon inheriting the structure of the seed crystals, then obtaining polycrystalline silicon ingot. By adopting the preparation method, a desirable initial nucleus can be obtained for a polycrystalline silicon ingot, so as to reduce dislocation multiplication during the growth of the polycrystalline silicon ingot.
News Article | December 5, 2016
This report studies sales (consumption) of United States Floating Solar Panels Market, focuses on the top players, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player, covering Split by product types, with sales, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Type I Type II Type III Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Floating Solar Panels in each application, can be divided into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 United States Floating Solar Panels Market Report 2016 1 Floating Solar Panels Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Floating Solar Panels 1.2 Classification of Floating Solar Panels 1.2.1 Type I 1.2.2 Type II 1.2.3 Type III 1.3 Application of Floating Solar Panels 1.3.1 Application 1 1.3.2 Application 2 1.3.3 Application 3 1.4 United States Market Size Sales (Value) and Revenue (Volume) of Floating Solar Panels (2011-2021) 1.4.1 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 1.4.2 United States Floating Solar Panels Revenue and Growth Rate (2011-2021) 2 United States Floating Solar Panels Competition by Manufacturers 2.1 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales and Market Share of Key Manufacturers (2015 and 2016) 2.2 United States Floating Solar Panels Revenue and Share by Manufactures (2015 and 2016) 2.3 United States Floating Solar Panels Average Price by Manufactures (2015 and 2016) 2.4 Floating Solar Panels Market Competitive Situation and Trends 2.4.1 Floating Solar Panels Market Concentration Rate 2.4.2 Floating Solar Panels Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers 2.4.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion 3 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales (Volume) and Revenue (Value) by Type (2011-2016) 3.1 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales and Market Share by Type (2011-2016) 3.2 United States Floating Solar Panels Revenue and Market Share by Type (2011-2016) 3.3 United States Floating Solar Panels Price by Type (2011-2016) 3.4 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales Growth Rate by Type (2011-2016) 4 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales (Volume) by Application (2011-2016) 4.1 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales and Market Share by Application (2011-2016) 4.2 United States Floating Solar Panels Sales Growth Rate by Application (2011-2016) 4.3 Market Drivers and Opportunities 5 United States Floating Solar Panels Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 5.1 Kyocera 5.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 5.1.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Type I 22.214.171.124 Type II 5.1.3 Kyocera Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.2 Hanwha Solar One 5.2.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Type I 188.8.131.52 Type II 5.2.3 Hanwha Solar One Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.3 Sharp 5.3.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Type I 220.127.116.11 Type II 5.3.3 Sharp Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.4 Canadian Solar 5.4.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Type I 22.214.171.124 Type II 5.4.3 Canadian Solar Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.5 SunPower 5.5.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Type I 188.8.131.52 Type II 5.5.3 SunPower Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.6 REC Solar 5.6.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Type I 220.127.116.11 Type II 5.6.3 REC Solar Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.7 Solarworld 5.7.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Type I 22.214.171.124 Type II 5.7.3 Solarworld Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.8 Panasonic/Sanyo 5.8.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Type I 188.8.131.52 Type II 5.8.3 Panasonic/Sanyo Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.9 Renesola 5.9.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Type I 220.127.116.11 Type II 5.9.3 Renesola Floating Solar Panels Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2011-2016) 5.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview 5.10 JA Solar 5.10.2 Floating Solar Panels Product Type, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Type I 22.214.171.124 Type II 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News Article | November 25, 2015
SunEdison, the shrinking renewable energy development company, shifted its current chairman of the board, Emmanuel Hernandez, to the role of executive chairman. Peter Blackmore stepped down from the SunEdison board to join TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global as chairman of the board at both firms. Steven Tesoriere resigned from the boards of TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, but will stay on the SunEdison board. Brian Wuebbels, SunEdison's EVP and CFO, will assume the additional roles of CEO of TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global, succeeding Carlos Domenech, who is leaving TerraForm Power, TerraForm Global and SunEdison. Avondale Partners views the management changes as "a crucial first step in acknowledging strategy missteps that have placed the entire complex in a position of financial stress; the operators are taking back the reins from the bankers." SunEdison stock was up 37 percent on Monday on news of a $350 million Indian solar deal and these management moves. SolarCity promoted COO Tanguy Serra to the new role of president, reporting to CEO Lyndon Rive. The installer/financier also announced that CFO Brad Buss is to retire in 2016. Serra will continue to oversee SolarCity's operations, and has assumed management of SolarCity's structured finance, asset management and investor relations units. Prior to joining SolarCity, Serra served as CEO of Vivint Solar, and before that, he was a VP at TPG Capital. Pristine Sun hired Doran Hole, formerly of Deutsche Bank, to serve as CFO. Pristine Sun is an independent power producer, an EPC, and a developer of small utility-scale solar PV power plants. David Millar was promoted to principal of energy policy modeling and analysis at Pacific Gas and Electric. Long-time Bloom Energy sales exec Alan Russo has left the fuel cell firm to join REC Solar as its senior VP of sales. Enertech Search Partners, an executive search firm with a dedicated cleantech practice, is the sponsor of the GTM jobs column. Our client is a front runner in emerging utilities market, offering an energy intelligence platform that provides utilities with insight into customer energy efficiency usage at the commercial and industrial scale. This is a breakout year and revenue is expected to triple. We are looking for a strong enterprise sales executive, with Federal experience, who is looking for an opportunity to strategically develop and build a Federal sales vertical at a pivotal time of growth for a disruptive technology. Having recently partnered with the primary residential player in the space, there is no one else offering this solution to commercial and industrial markets with any critical mass. To see a snapshot of Enertech's active searches, click here. Achates Power is developing an opposed-piston diesel engine that it says can improve fuel economy by up to 15 percent at a cost that is 10 percent to 15 percent lower than the standard. The startup added Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation, and Frank Macher, chairman and CEO of Continental Structural Plastics, to its board of directors. Harvey is a senior fellow for energy and the environment at the Paulson Institute. Previously, he was CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation. Macher was CEO of Collins & Aikman; chairman and CEO of Federal-Mogul; and CEO of ITT Automotive. Macher also held several positions at Ford Motor Company, including VP of the automotive components group. The startup is backed by Sequoia Capital, RockPort Capital, Madrone Capital, InterWest and Triangle Peak. Daniel Dus, formerly with Safari Energy, is now chief development officer at project developer and EPC Dynamic Energy. Dus will focus on greenfield development, community solar and shared renewables. LDK Solar announced the resignation of Xingxue Tong as CEO for personal reasons. The firm's chairman, Zhibin Liu, will assume the leadership role. LDK is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar products. Coda Energy designs, builds, and finances commercial energy storage systems. As we've reported, Coda Energy has been building a portfolio of behind-the-meter energy storage projects in six states -- the same approach taken by startups like Stem, Green Charge Networks and SolarCity. GTM learned of layoffs at the firm and asked Coda to comment. Here's the statement from the company: CODA Energy laid off 25 employees, approximately half of whom were in the sales and marketing department. CODA retains a workforce of 38 people, including the core sales and marketing team, who will focus on next generation product development and the management of our growing fleet of energy storage systems. To date, CODA has successfully installed a fleet of approximately 60 commercial energy storage systems in California under the SGIP program. According to CEO Paul Detering, “CODA is committed to the long term success of our business, as well as our customers’ business. We view yesterday’s activities as a proactive shift in the direction that will best enable that success while responsibly adapting to the conditions of the emerging California energy storage market.”
News Article | November 2, 2016
SHANGHAI, Nov 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SPI Energy Co., Ltd. ("SPI Energy" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: SPI), a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors, today announced changes to the senior management team and board of directors of the Company (the "Board"), effective on October 29, 2016: Mr. Roger Dejun Ye has resigned as Executive Vice President in charge of the Company's solar business but will remain as a non-executive director of the Board; Mr. Minghua Zhao, who currently serves as Joint Chief Operating Officer ("COO") of the Company's China domestic business, has been appointed as a director to the Board; and Mr. Fei Yun, who previously served as General Manager of Xinghang PV Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., has joined the Company as Senior Vice President in charge of R&D and Solar Technology Development. "I would like to thank Roger for his contributions to the development of Company's solar business during his tenure and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Roger in his role as a director of the Board. On behalf of the management team and the Board, I also would like to extend our warm welcome to Minghua in joining the Board and Fei in joining the Company," said Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SPI Energy. Mr. Minghua Zhao currently serves as Joint COO of the Company's China domestic business and previously served as Senior Vice President of the Company's finance service business between February 2015 and June 2016. Before he joined the Company in February 2015, Mr. Zhao served as general manager of Suzhou Industrial Park Chengcheng Enterprises Guarantee Co., Ltd., a financial services company, and from 2003 to 2009 as president of Suzhou Industrial Park Branch of Suzhou Bank. Prior to that, he worked at CITIC Bank for six years. Mr. Zhao graduated from Jiangsu Province Business School in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration and from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in 2008 with a degree in Business Management. Mr. Fei Yun has more than 30 years of experience in the research and development of solar cells, PV systems and senior management role in the industry in Australia and China. Mr. Fei Yun joined us from Xinghang PV Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. where he has served as General Manager since July 2014. Previously, Mr. Yun held senior management positions at various solar companies, including as Vice President of Technology at LDK Solar Co., Ltd. from February 2010 to June 2013; Chief Technology Officer at Solar Enertech Corp. from December 2007 to January 2010; Vice President of Technology at SolarFun (Now Hanwha Solar One) from July 2006 to November 2007; General Manager and Chief Engineer at Tera Solar Technologies from March 2004 to June 2006. Mr. Yun received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Jinan University, his master's degree in Solar Energy from the Asian Institute of Technology(AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand. He also had nearly 10 years of research and development experience in silicon-based solar cells at the ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, his expertise is focused on the high efficiency silicon solar cell. About SPI Energy Co., Ltd. SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. SPI Energy focuses on the downstream PV market including the development, financing, installation, operation and sale of utility-scale and residential solar power projects in China, Japan, Europe and North America. The Company operates an innovative online energy e-commerce and investment platform, www.solarbao.com, which enables individual and institutional investors to purchase innovative PV-based investment and other products; as well as www.solartao.com, a B2B e-commerce platform offering a range of PV products for both upstream and downstream suppliers and customers. The Company has its operating headquarters in Shanghai and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. For additional information, please visit: www.spisolar.com, www.solarbao.com or www.solartao.com. This release contains certain "forward-looking statements." These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this release, which may change, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required under applicable securities law. For investors and media inquiries please contact: To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/spi-energy-co-ltd-announces-new-director-and-management-appointments-to-strengthen-its-board-and-executive-leadership-300355730.html
News Article | November 2, 2016
This report studies Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with capacity, production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering WACKER SCHOTT Solar GmbH NEXOLON Green Energy Technology SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUCTS Hanwha SolarOne EVERSOL CORPORATION PV CRYSTALOX SOLAR TARGRAY Rexor Maharishi Solar Photowatt GCL Solar JinkoSolar RENESOLA LDK Solar Jiangxi Sornid Hi-Tech Shandong DAHAI New Energy Development Shaanxi Hermaion Solar Yingli Green Energy Holding Company HUANTAI GROUP CNPV Yichang CSG CHINA GUODIAN Jiangxi Xinshun New Energy Science and Technology Lu’an Group Hareon Solar Anhui Eisen New Energy Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue, market share and growth rate of Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot in these regions, from 2011 to 2021 (forecast), like North America Europe China Japan Southeast Asia India Split by product type, with production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, can be divided into Type I Type II Type III Split by application, this report focuses on consumption, market share and growth rate of Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot in each application, can be divided into Application 1 Application 2 Application 3 Global Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Market Research Report 2016 1 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot 1.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Segment by Type 1.2.1 Global Production Market Share of Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot by Type in 2015 1.2.2 Type I 1.2.3 Type II 1.2.4 Type III 1.3 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Segment by Application 1.3.1 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Consumption Market Share by Application in 2015 1.3.2 Application 1 1.3.3 Application 2 1.3.4 Application 3 1.4 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Market by Region 1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.2 Europe Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.3 China Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.4 Japan Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.5 Southeast Asia Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.4.6 India Status and Prospect (2011-2021) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot (2011-2021) 7 Global Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 7.1 WACKER SCHOTT Solar GmbH 7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.1.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Type I 188.8.131.52 Type II 7.1.3 WACKER SCHOTT Solar GmbH Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.2 NEXOLON 7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.2.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Type I 220.127.116.11 Type II 7.2.3 NEXOLON Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.3 Green Energy Technology 7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.3.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Type I 22.214.171.124 Type II 7.3.3 Green Energy Technology Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.4 SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUCTS 7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.4.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Type I 188.8.131.52 Type II 7.4.3 SINO-AMERICAN SILICON PRODUCTS Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.5 Hanwha SolarOne 7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.5.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Type I 220.127.116.11 Type II 7.5.3 Hanwha SolarOne Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.6 EVERSOL CORPORATION 7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.6.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Type I 22.214.171.124 Type II 7.6.3 EVERSOL CORPORATION Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.7 PV CRYSTALOX SOLAR 7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.7.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Type I 188.8.131.52 Type II 7.7.3 PV CRYSTALOX SOLAR Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.8 TARGRAY 7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.8.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 184.108.40.206 Type I 220.127.116.11 Type II 7.8.3 TARGRAY Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.9 Rexor 7.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.9.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 18.104.22.168 Type I 22.214.171.124 Type II 7.9.3 Rexor Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.10 Maharishi Solar 7.10.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Its Competitors 7.10.2 Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Product Type, Application and Specification 126.96.36.199 Type I 188.8.131.52 Type II 7.10.3 Maharishi Solar Solar Grade Multi Crystal Silicon Ingot Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2015 and 2016) 7.10.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.11 Photowatt 7.12 GCL Solar 7.13 JinkoSolar 7.14 RENESOLA 7.15 LDK Solar 7.16 Jiangxi Sornid Hi-Tech 7.17 Shandong DAHAI New Energy Development 7.18 Shaanxi Hermaion Solar 7.19 Yingli Green Energy Holding Company 7.20 HUANTAI GROUP 7.21 CNPV 7.22 Yichang CSG 7.23 CHINA GUODIAN 7.24 Jiangxi Xinshun New Energy Science and Technology 7.25 Lu’an Group 7.26 Hareon Solar 7.27 Anhui Eisen New Energy
LDK Solar | Date: 2010-02-24
A method for harvesting polycrystalline silicon rods by providing multiple polycrystalline silicon rods disposed on multiple concentric circular rings, harvesting polycrystalline silicon rods disposed on an outermost circular ring, harvesting polycrystalline silicon rods disposed on a circular ring closely adjacent to the outermost circular ring, and repeating the above step from the outside to the inside of the circular rings until all of the polycrystalline silicon rods are harvested. The invention prevents risks of contaminating the polycrystalline silicon rods during a transferring process and hurting the operator by the polycrystalline silicon rods, and reduces time spent on transferring the polycrystalline silicon rods and a production period thereof.
LDK Solar | Date: 2013-03-28
Disclosed is a preparation method of a polycrystalline silicon ingot. The preparation method comprises: providing a silicon nucleation layer at the bottom of a crucible, and filling a silicon material above the silicon nucleation layer; heating the silicon material to melt same, adjusting the thermal field inside the crucible to make the melted silicon material to start crystallization on the basis of the silicon nucleation layer; and when the crystallization is finished, performing annealing and cooling to obtain a polycrystalline silicon ingot. By adopting the preparation method, a desirable initial nucleus can be obtained for a polycrystalline silicon ingot, so as to reduce dislocation multiplication during the growth of the polycrystalline silicon ingot. Further disclosed are a polycrystalline silicon ingot obtained through the preparation method and a polycrystalline silicon wafer made using the polycrystalline silicon ingot as a raw material.
News Article | May 18, 2015
Solar panel makers globally are preparing for their best year since 2011, when U.S.-backed Solyndra LLC went bust, as China and Japan take advantage of falling prices to shift more of their energy production to clean power. Panel production is forecast to grow by almost a third this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s a significant reversal for an industry that’s been crippled by its own excess as companies in China including JA Solar Holdings Co. and LDK Solar Co. raised almost $3 billion in 2007 and 2008 to expand production. By 2010, the market was so oversupplied that the cost of solar cells began tumbling. With the cost of panels down by 66 percent since then, demand is surging as solar technology, for the first time, is able to compete head-to-head on price with fossil fuels in many places. “We’re in a period of rational excitement,” said Patrick Jobin, analyst at Credit Suisse Group AG, in a telephone interview. “It’s night and day how different the industry is now than it was three years ago.” All that demand from Asia will benefit companies in China, which produce more than 75 percent of the world’s panels. Shipments are also increasing for U.S. companies including SunPower Corp., which said in April that China is becoming its fastest growing market. China, in a pact with U.S. President Barack Obama, agreed in November to get 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, with its total carbon emissions peaking the same year. To reach that goal, the Chinese government earlier this year boosted its target for 2015 solar installations to 17.8 gigawatts from about 12 gigawatts. Japan may install as much as 12.7 gigawatts of solar power this year, the most after China. The country has promoted wider use of renewable energy, especially rooftop panels, after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown. Cheaper solar has also made the technology more economically viable for emerging economies such as India and South Africa. In India, for instance, developers are installing panels to replace diesel generators that cost more to fuel. The promise of solar panels stumbled in 2011 when Solyndra became a symbol in the U.S. of wasteful expansion in the industry. After receiving $528 million in U.S. backing, the company found it couldn’t compete as capacity in China swelled and panel prices plunged. Now, the industry is rapidly recreating itself. Led by its biggest producer, China’s Trina Solar Ltd., manufacturers are expected to produce as much as 55 gigawatts of panels this year, enough to power 11 million U.S. homes and 31 percent more than last year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The Colorado researcher IHS Inc. is more optimistic, anticipating 61 gigawatts of shipments, with profit doubling from last year to $5 billion. Shares have responded, with the NYSE Bloomberg Global Solar Energy Index of 132 companies gaining 65 percent this year, outpacing the 3.4 percent gain for the S&P 500. “We see a boom this year and next,” said Ash Sharma, a senior research director at IHS. He expects capital spending to rise through 2016. Still, not all companies are placed to benefit. Baoding, China-based Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., the second-largest panel maker, said Friday there’s “substantial doubt” about its ability to remain in business. The company is carrying over $2 billion in debt and hasn’t reported a profit since the second quarter of 2011. The company said Tuesday that it’s seeking investors. According to Jenny Chase, lead solar analyst for Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Yingli’s reputation is “for compromising on margin to sell volume,” which has made “it popular with project developers, but has obvious consequences for the balance sheet.” The broader revival shows that solar power is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to fossil fuels as governments around the world work to curb global warming. More than 1,000 executives from all industries will be meeting Wednesday and Thursday at UNESCO headquarters in Paris to discuss their plans to address climate change. That’s a turnaround from the solar slump that started with Solyndra’s failure and pushed more than two dozen manufacturers into bankruptcy. This year, Trina and its competitors will invest more than $5.6 billion in boosting output, according to IHS. “We will expand our capacity,” Teresa Tan, chief financial officer of Changzhou, China-based Trina, told analysts in March. She said Trina is “exploring other vehicles and venues to improve our capacity” and will invest $250 to $300 million this year, up from $135 million in 2014. Trina is spending $160 million to build a plant in Thailand that will be able to make 500 megawatts of panels and 700 megawatts of cells. A rival Chinese panelmaker, JinkoSolar Holding Co., has said it plans to spend about $100 million on a factory in Malaysia. “There’ll definitely be shortage of panel supply in the second half,” said Xie Jian, president of JA Solar, in an interview. The Shanghai-based company, the fifth-largest panel maker, earned a profit for the first time since 2010 last year. It expects shipments to rise as much as 67 percent this year to as much as 4 gigawatts. JinkoSolar, too, sees itself increasing production. The company was running at 100 percent capacity in the fourth quarter, Chief Financial Officer Haiyun Cao told investors in March. “We are looking to expand our capacity by 20 percent to 25 percent in 2015,” Haiyun said. “We are coming off from a two to three year period where there was limited capacity expansion,” Angelo Zino, an analyst at S&P Capital IQ in New York, said in an interview. “It illustrates the health of the industry.” For more, read this QuickTake: Solar Energy
News Article | March 2, 2015
Solar Power Inc., a renewable-energy developer backed by China’s LDK Solar Co., has agreed to build about 25 megawatts of capacity in the U.K. with RE Projects Development. The companies plan to build projects of no more than 5 megawatts each in South Wales, South East Midlands and Northern England, according to a statement Monday from Shanghai-based SPI. Financial terms of the arrangement weren’t disclosed. The solar farms are expected to be completed and sold by the third quarter and be included in SPI’s 2015 revenue. The projects will qualify for government subsidies.
News Article | September 3, 2015
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7gnlxh/research_report) has announced the addition of the "Research Report on China's Photovoltaic (PV) Industry, 2015-2019" report to their offering. In recent years, the photovoltaic industry in China has undergone rapid development. And in 2007, China became the largest photovoltaic producer with export reaching USD 2.838 billion. In 2014, China's total imports and exports of solar photovoltaic cells was USD 18.28 billion which increased at 15.09% year on year, among of which export was USD 14.41 billion, increasing at 17.27% and import was USD 3.87 billion, increasing at 7.62% year on year. For photovoltaic export, the following problems exist in export structure and market: overdependence on processing trade, lack of independent R&D system, unstable structure of the export market and the risk of trade frictions in the emerging market. As to the current development of photovoltaic market in China, there are still some problems like financing difficulty, high construction cost, long payback period and difficulty in connecting to grid despite a series of support policies issued by the government. To some extent, photovoltaic industry in China still faces the problem of depending on overseas countries for raw materials and market. Particularly, as photovoltaic is export-oriented, trade frictions are easy to occur. Meanwhile, due to the overall low level of profitability in photovoltaic industry and the underinvestment in research and development, most photovoltaic enterprises have not yet built a mature R&D system and the technological level of products is generally low. 6 Import, Export and Trade Friction Analysis of Photovoltaic in China