Mono and multi production 50:50 in 2018, but mono is the future

Mono c-Si cell production is forecast to account for 49% of all c-Si cell production in 2018, and will become the dominant technology used in the PV industry by 2019, according to new research contained in the latest release of the PV Manufacturing & Technology Quarterly report, from the in-house research unit at PV-Tech’s parent company Solar Media Ltd.

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Material choice matters for durable, high-efficiency PV modules

PV encapsulant films are crucial in the protection and long-term functionality of solar collection cells in PV modules. Dow’s Andrew Yen discusses how choosing an alternative to EVA can lead to greater performance, improved yield and happier asset owners.

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LONGi is the fastest growing PV manufacturer in the industry

Leading fully-integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology recently reported record total shipments and revenue for 2016, making it the fastest growing PV manufacturer in the industry.

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SolarWorld isn’t all mono yet!

Dedicated monocrystalline integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld believes 2017 is a transitional year for the company after announcing a switch to monocrystalline production at the expense of multicrystalline and a full-migration to PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology as ASP declines in the second-half of 2016 forced a major manufacturing rethink.

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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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