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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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Abengoa is awarded technology contracts for two new solar thermal plants in China

Spanish energy technology provider Abengoa announced on May 3 that  it was recently selected to provide the technology and engineering for two solar thermal projects totaling 100 MW in the People’s Republic of China.

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LONGi Solar half-cut monocrystalline PERC module exceeds 360W, setting new world record

Chinese mono-crystalline modules manufacturer LONGi Solar announced on April 12 that its 120-cell half-cut monocrystalline PERC module has exceeded 360W, as certified by TÜV-SÜD. This achieves a new world record for the highest power 120-cell half-cut monocrystalline PERC module, adding to LONGi’s world record for 60-cell monocrystalline PERC module for power and conversion efficiency.

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