Canadian Solar placing major bet on next-gen p-type multi cell technology

In defiance of a significant trend by a growing number of leading PV manufacturers to either completely replace P-type multi c-Si cell technology with P-type mono c-Si with PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Contact) technology, or hedge their bets and do PERC on both wafer substrates, Silicon Module Super League member Canadian Solar is placing a potentially risky bet on pushing ahead with the migration to P-type multi c-Si PERC cell technology using diamond wire saw (DWS) and ‘Black Silicon’ texturing under its ‘ONYX’ cell branding.

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PV CellTech 2017: Technology diversification confirmed but the audience steals the show

The PV CellTech 2017 conference has just finished. The findings were revealing, stimulating, thought-provoking, and in terms of mass production metrics from a PV event, once again ground-breaking, writes Finlay Colville.

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PV CellTech Talk: Final agenda review from Finlay Colville

PV CellTech will take place in Penang on 14-15 March 2017, and PV Tech took time out to talk with the event Chairman Finlay Colville on what to expect from the event and a detailed look at the speakers and topics that make up the full agenda of the two-day event.

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PV CellTech Talk: Anis Jouini, CEO, INES

Finlay Colville talks to Anis Jouni, CEO, National Institute of Solar Energy (INES R&D), about what is happening in n-type cell manufacturing today.

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PV CellTech Talk: Shiyong Liu, Astronergy

Finlay Colville talks to Shiyong Liu from the Technical and Quality Department at Astronergy (Chint Solar) ahead of PV CellTech.

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PV CellTech Talk: Stuart Wenham and Linda Koschier, University of New South Wales

Finlay Colville talks to Linda Koschier and Stuart Wenham about University of New South Wales (UNSW) alumni having prominent solar cell industry positions and technology issues such as advanced hydrogenation,

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PV CellTech Talk: Hongbin Fang, Director of Technical Marketing, LONGi Solar

It is highly likely that LONGi Solar (formerly LERRI Solar) will be confirmed within the top-10 module suppliers by volume for last year. Finlay Colville talks to Hongbin Fang ahead of PV CellTech.

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PV CellTech Talk: Feng Li, Deputy General Manager of Technology Center, Yingli Green

The industry remains on a long-term roadmap that will almost certainly see a strong movement to n-type wafers. We caught up with Feng Li of Yingli Green.

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PV CellTech Talk: Markus Fischer, Co-Chair of ITRPV Steering Committee

ITRPV has chosen PV CellTech as the event to premiere the ITRPV annual release again in March 2017. Finlay Colville caught up with Markus Fischer, Co-Chair of the ITRPV Steering Committee.

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PV CellTech Talk: Rulong Chen, Director – Solar Cell R&D Department, Wuxi Suntech Power

Finlay Colville talks to Rulong Chen of Wuxi Suntech Power, ahead of the company’s keynote presentation on the morning of 15 March 2017 at PV CellTech.

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PV CellTech Talk: Guaqiang Xing, Corporate Vice President – Technology, Canadian Solar

The most exciting talk title at PV CellTech 2017 in Penang, Malaysia, on 14-15 March 2017, could be the presentation from Canadian Solar titled: Black silicon & diamond wire sawing of wafers – the future for multi c-Si technology. Here, Finlay Colville talks to Guaqiang Xing of Canadian Solar.

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