The sluggish growth of the mono-Si market this year is notable given the fact that many cell manufacturers had switched from multi-Si to mono-Si production in the second half of 2014. Statistical research conducted by EnergyTrend for the 2015 PV market finds that even th.. more
Zhongli Talesun is one of the first Chinese PV manufacturers to choose to build production site in Thailand. The manufacturing site would produce passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) technology for its new ‘Hipro’ 285W.. more
Trina Solar successfully increased its multi-si p-type PV cell’s conversion efficiency up to 21.25%, higher than its previous record 20.76% reached in late 2014. The record-breaking 156×156 mm2 solar cell has been independently confirmed by the Fraunhofer ISE.. more
1366 Technologies announced a series of new performance records for its kerfless, drop-in 156mm multi-crystalline wafers, including a champion result of 19.1% on an industrial line. The result was independently verified by the Fraunhofer ISE. Customers using 1366’s p.. more
Soaring demand from China, Japan and the U.S. ensures that the first-tier photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers are booked in orders up to the first quarter of 2016. Currently, prices are rising for all multi-Si products from wafers to cells and modules, with wafers hav.. more
Suntech expands its partnership with its UK partner Alternergy, Ltd. while upgrades and introductions new series of PV modules to the market this year. Suntech, via Alternergy, will be supplying its latest model, HyPro series, a new generation PERC solar module, to.. more
PERC deployment: The solar industry remains sweet on passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology, which continues to enjoy increasing production volumes thanks to its excellent cost-performance ratio, writes Corrine Lin, PV analyst at EnergyTrend.
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