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Amazon announces five new utility-scale solar projects to power fulfillment centers and AWS data centers in China, Australia, and the U.S.

Amazon announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the U.S. that further support Amazon’s commitment to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030, as well as to reach net zero carbon by 2040.
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Tongwei Solar starts construction of 30GW solar cell factory in China with an investment of USD 2.82 billion

Chinese conglomerate Tongwei Group Co., Ltd. announced the groundbreaking ceremony  of a high-efficient solar cell production base and supporting facilities with annual capacity of 30 GW to be constructed in Chengdu City, China.

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LONGi 72 Bifacial Half Cell Module Achieves World Record with 450W Front-Side Power

China-based manufacturer of solar monocrystalline silicon wafers, cells and modules,  LONGi Solar, announced that the front side power of its 72-cell Bifacial half-cut module exceeded 450W, achieving the world’s highest power in this module type. This new record was tested and verified by renowned certification agency TÜV-SÜD.

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China’s GS-Solar to aquire a majority stake in Panasonic’s Malaysian solar cell factory and setting up a JV in Japan

Panasonic Corporation announced it has reached an agreement with GS-Solar (China) Company Ltd. to collaborate in the photovoltaic business. Under the agreement, Panasonic will transfer its solar manufacturing subsidiary, Panasonic Energy Malaysia, to GS-Solar, while separating its photovoltaic research and development function in order to establish a new company with the Chinese partner. Panasonic and GS-Solar will jointly operate and invest in this new company in Japan.

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China’s largest rechargeable battery maker CALT to attend Guangzhou Battery Sourcing Fair 2018

Chinese event organizer Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group announced that global Chinese supplier of lithium-ion power batteries Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. (CATL) has chosen the 3rd Asia (Guangzhou) Battery Sourcing Fair (GBF Asia 2018) as its one and only exhibition partner in China to exhibit its latest products this August from the 16th to the 18th.

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