2017-01-10

Asian Customers Purchase MAiA 2.1 Technology from Meyer Burger

Swiss equipment manufacturer Meyer Burger starts its business in 2017 with two MAiA 2.1 technology contracts with existing Asian customers for a total amount of about CHF 20 million (approximately US$19.6 million). MAiA is one of the w.. more
2017-01-03

Gintech Inks to Supply 30MW of Mono-PERC PV Modules to CEC

Taiwan-based PV cell manufacturer, Gintech Energy, has signed a supply agreement with China Ecotek Corporation (CEC), a subsidiary of China Steel Corp. (CSC), on the very last working day of 2016, to provide 30MW of high-efficiency .. more
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

 

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