China solar company estimates lowered at Credit Suisse Creidt Suisse lowered estimates on Chinese solar companies due to continued weak pricing and lower margin expectations. The firm expects Q2 reports to be roughly in-line with guidance with reduced Q3 margin expectations.
Yingli Green Energy completes trial production of monocrystalline ingots Yingli Green Energy announced that the company has successfully completed trial production of monocrystalline ingots using new material technology. Instead of using traditional graphite crucibles when pulling monocrystalline ingots, the company experimented with crucibles made from a carbon-carbon composite material. Yingli's initial estimates suggest that the new material could reduce manufacturing costs by nearly 0.01 USD per watt.