Tag Archives: Canadian Solar

Module quality emerges as new marketing tool for the solar industry

As soon as solar became an asset class, all issues related to component selection – including the modules, the materials used for the module assembly stages, and plant design and maintenance – then moves to a different level, and this … Continue reading

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10 years of R&D spending analysis of 12 key PV module manufacturers

 A technology buy cycle driven by PERC technology is keeping R&D spending high. Image: Fraunhofer ISE R&D spending patterns Combined R&D expenditures of 12 major PV module manufacturers in 2016, tracked since 2007, declined by approximately 4.4% in 2016 to … Continue reading

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NPD Solarbuzz: Chinese solar PV industry rebound continues

Yingli and Jinko Forecast to Announce Record PV Shipment and Costs for Q3’13 During the third quarter of 2013 (Q3’13), the recovery of the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry took a major step forward. Nine of the top ten solar PV … Continue reading

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R&D spending analysis of top PV module manufacturers in 2012

R&D expenditure by major PV module manufacturers has not been immune from the PV industry’s period of profitless prosperity. However, spending in 2012 has not been as affected as many would have expected with a number of companies increasing their … Continue reading

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R&D spending analysis of top 10 PV module manufacturers

Using the latest market leader rankings from Solarbuzz for 2012, we plotted the annual spending on R&D of the top 10 ranked companies (see figure 1), since 2007. Looking at chart 2 it is immediately apparent that there is a … Continue reading

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