Saudi Arabia hit by substantially higher bid prices in latest solar tenders for 300MW plant
Lowest shortlisted bid price from JinkoSolar at $0.0148/kWh is 40% above contract of $0.0104/kWh signed early this year.
Q3 saw 13.3GW module tenders in China
11GW awarded to suppliers; 2.3GW shortlisted suppliers.
55% bifacial; 45% mono-facial.
82% above 500Wp.
Dual-glass 530Wp+ @RMB1.805-1.85/Wp, average price @RMB1.828/Wp;
Bifacial 530Wp+ @RMB1.763~1.86/Wp, average price @RMB1.8/Wp;
Average price of N-type 550Wp @RMB2.02/Wp.
Top bid winners: LONGi 5.18GW, Jinko 1.96GW, Trina 1.55GW.
China announces start on site of 13GW of solar plants
China began work on $10.1bn worth of photovoltaic farms in its northwest Qinghai Province over the weekend. When complete, they will generate almost 11GW of electricity.
Hebang Biology subsidiary in JV to build 10GW high-efficiency Mono wafer production facility
Construction of Anhui Fuxing Crystal Technology Co., LTD to take 2 years;
wafers targeting 24.5-26.5% cell conversion efficiency.
Suzhou Horad to supply equipment to Shanxi Huachu Photoelectric’s 5GW TopCon module manufacturing project
10 production lines slated focusing on 182-210mm cells; project has a total investment of RMB1.07B.
REC Silicon – Settlement of claims under indemnity loans
Swiss Solar announces new European PV module factory
Its website states that "Swiss Solar is planning to start manufacturing in Germany and to increase its production capacity to 1.5 GW by mid-2022"
LG Chem eyeing a piece of the solar panel frame pie
development of proprietary high-performance engineering plastic material
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