2016-12-23

Hanwha Q CELLS and 1366 Technologies Improve Multi-si Cell Efficiency to 19.6%

US-based wafer manufacturer, 1366 Technologies (1366), and Hanwha Q CELLS jointly announced a new achievement for multi-si PERC cells’ conversion efficiency. By using 1366’s Direct Wafer® on Q CELLS’ Q.AN.. more
2016-12-16

Cutting Costs Will Be Imperative for PV Enterprises as They Face Falling Prices in 2017, Says TrendForce

EnergyTrend estimates that the total PV demand worldwide for 2016 will reach 69.5GW. The installation rush in China during the year’s first half and significant market growth in the U.S. and India have been driving this year’s demand. The outlook o.. more
2016-12-13

MONOCRYSTAL Unveils Paste Solution for PERC Technology

Monocrystal, a supplier of PV metallization pastes and synthetic sapphire, announced the launch of its new MY-555 cost-saving back-side silver metallization paste for Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) solar cells. MY-555 was speci.. more
2016-12-08

SunPower Announces 2,500 Job Cut and 700MW Fab 2 Closure, a Consequence of PERC’s Threat?

The solar industry has been under a cloud because of uncertainty of policies and market demand. Many companies in many countries have announced to cut jobs or to close factories, including SunPower, a leading solar company in the U.S., which ann.. more
2016-11-03

Moving Forward with a Focus On R&D: Exclusive interview with Heraeus

As the solar industry develops, competition is intensifying. Industry insiders are focused on costs and conversion efficiency. Yet the key to success lies in deploying industry-leading technology that is both high quality and reasonably priced. Heraeus Photovoltaics Global.. more
2016-10-14

Hereaus’ Front-side Silver Paste for PERC will Increase 0.1% Cell Efficiency

Heraeus Photovoltaics, the global supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, made the debut of its PERC silver front-side paste, the Heraeus SOL9641A series, for the Taiwanese market at the PV Taiwan 2016 tradeshow. Taiwan is one of the world&rsqu.. more
2016-10-11

Amtech Announces New Order for Next-Gen PERC Equipment

Amtech Systems, a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, announced its solar subsidiary, SoLayTec B.V., has received a follow-on order for three next generation solar ALD systems. The order is from.. more

 

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