Bill Yerkes, Father of Modern Solar Industry, Wins SolarWorld Einstein Award

Bill Yerkes, variously described as the father of the modern solar industry and the Henry Ford of photovoltaics, has won the SolarWorld Einstein Award for 2015. The award recognizes individuals who have wielded an extraordinary impact in prod.. more

Meyer Burger to Ship 2.5GW of PERC MAiA Equipment to an Asian Customer

Meyer Burger has secured a total of 2.5GW of MAiA 2.1 equipment delivery to an Asian customer. The delivery and commissioning of the project will start in the third quarter of 2015 and head into early 2016. The 2.5GW contract values over CHF 38 million (approximat.. more

SolarWorld Performed Well in Q1, Expects 430MW of PERC Production in Q2

SolarWorld AG announced its group interim report for the first quarter of 2015. The company’s module shipment increased 44% compared to 1Q14, while the shipment in the U.S. rapidly increased 170%. The revenue in the first three months g.. more

SolarWorld Jumps to Five-Bus-Bar Solar PV Panels

SolarWorld continues improving its solar panels’ output efficiency. In addition to introducing PERC technology, the company announced to jump from three to five bus bars for even higher-efficiency cells. SolarWorld believes that PERC technology and five bus bar.. more

NextEra Energy to Purchase 1.5GW of Q CELLS’ PV Modules

Hanwha Q CELLS has signed a major solar module supply agreement with NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of U.S.-based NextEra Energy, Inc., to supply more than 1.5GW of solar PV modules from October 2015 to December 2016 (4Q15~4Q16). The supp.. more

SolarWorld Expands PERC Cells Production in Arnstadt

SolarWorld AG will expand its production in Arnstadt, Germany, by manufacturing solar mono-crystals. In addition, the group will upgrade all of its solar cell production lines to manufacture highly efficient PERC cells. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Frank Asbeck, CEO of Sola.. more

SolarWolrd Continues Investing in PERC Technology

SolarWorld AG has been consistently investing into high efficiency technology. At its site in Freiberg, Germany, the group will upgrade its solar cell production step by step to the PERC technology, reaching a cell capacity of around 400 MW there. PERC stands fo.. more


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