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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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First Solar becomes largest PV module manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere

First Solar, Inc. announced the start of production at its new photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio, its second factory in the United States. First Solar continues to operate its flagship factory in Perrysburg, Ohio, effectively scaling its total annualized production capacity in the U.S. to 1.9-gigawatts (GW)DC.

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Verditek opens in Italy its first solar PV module factory

Clean technology company Verditek PLC, headquartered in London, UK, announced the official opening of its first solar PV module factory in Lainate, Italy. Verditek Solar Italy (VSI) operates the site and production of its lightweight solar panel modules which is bringing to market.

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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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