1366 Technologies to spend US$ 300 million in solar manufacturing in India, looking for regional companion
Solar wafer supplier 1366 Technologies is proactively checking out manufacturing opportunities in India, looking for a local companion.
Jun 24, 2021 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, India, Asia, wafers, 1366 Technologies, breakthrough energy ventures, production-linked incentive
LONGi increases wafer costs as polysilicon prices increase again
Leading solar module and also wafer supplier LONGi has increased its wafer costs by around 12%, reflecting increased material and also elements rates being really felt throughout the sector.
May 18, 2021 // Manufacturing News, polysilicon, wafers, LONGi
Screen-printed heterojunction solar cell with 20.48% performance
Researchers from the United States have utilized new passivated get in touch with styles to show a screen-printed silicon heterojunction solar cell on 40 micron thick standalone wafers.
Aug 25, 2020 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, solar cell, heterojunction, silicon, wafers, North America, Arizona State University
LONGi boosting M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers
The largest China-based solar-grade mono-Si wafer maker LONGi Green Energy Technology has been pushing for usage of M6 solar-grade mono-Si wafers (in a square shape eith side width of 166mm) through adopting such wafers for its in-house production of PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) mono-Si solar cells, according to industry sources.
Nov 6, 2019 // Manufacturing News, China, solar cells, Asia, wafers, LONGi, mono-Si
Solar pioneer Pierre Verlinden: The big problem is apathy
On the first day of this year’s EU PVSEC conference, veteran solar researcher Pierre J Verlinden won the Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics. The award recognized more than 40 years as a leading PV researcher in academia and at leading companies including Sunpower and Trina Solar. Its recipient spoke to pv magazine about what is needed from solar to stave off catastrophic climate change.
Sep 11, 2019 // Opinions, SunPower, China, Europe, Asia, wafers, Trina Solar, PERC, eu pvsec, Pierre Verlinden
Tendency toward diversification
Looking back at the PV market in 2018, micro module technologies started maturing in development and moving on to mass production, writes TrendForce analyst Lions Shih. Modules are no longer limited to a single design as before, but rather continuing on the path toward diversification in 2019. The situation is spreading into other areas, as may be seen in the upstream silicon wafer and cell segments.
Aug 27, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, China, Asia, wafers, bifacial modules, bifacial cells, EnergyTrend
GCL-Poly posts $141m loss in H1
The Chinese PV group recorded a loss attributable to owners of the company of roughly $141.1 million, as its solar materials division posted a loss of approximately $185.5 million.
Aug 13, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, China, polysilicon, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, Zhu Gongshan, wafers