Global solar PV demand is forecast to reach record 113 GW in 2018, IHS Markit says. Tight supply and stable prices will continue throughout the year.
The new singlephase inverter FusionHome builds the interface for the Smart Energy Center of Huawei. He has an integrated high-voltage battery connection and a RS485 interface for smart meters.
Solar module manufacturer Astronergy has upgraded the first of its five production lines to enable significantly higher throughput. This will allow the company to cut the unit costs of its modules.
Ingeteam has reached the milestone of 50 GW in the supply of power converters for renewable energy plants. O&M services, automated equipment supply and e-vehicle recharging points see also strong growth.
Solar cell and module manufacturer Solarworld Industries has filed for insolvency. Around 600 employees have to be afraid of losing their jobs already the second time within several months.
Baywa r.e. boosts its solar project business in the Netherlands. The company plans a 70 percent acquisition of a 2 GW pipeline of solar plants of the leading developer GroenLeven.
Hanwha Q-Cells announced that its first solar module series with monocrystalline half-cut solar cells is now available for customers in Europe.
Fronius supplied inverters with active cooling technology to a rooftop in Ho-Chi-Minh City. The Vietnamese solar market has enormous potential.
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