India mulling safeguard duties on solar imports with China in sights

India is now considering imposing safeguard duties on the import of solar cells and modules from China and certain other countries, while it continues contemplating imposing anti-dumping measures.

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LONGi first customer of Meyer Burger’s ‘MAiA EVO’ PERC solar cell tool

Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger said that LONGi Solar Technology, the PV module manufacturing arm of leading monocrystalline wafer producer LONGi Green Energy Technology has become the first customer of its double-side PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) coating platform, ‘MAiA EVO’.

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JinkoSolar starts perovskite cell R&D collaboration

Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has started a collaboration with Greatcell Solar, formerly Dyesol and the Nanyang Technology University (NTU) in Singapore on perovskite solar cells.

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Hanwha Q CELLS reaches 1.0 billion ‘Q.ANTUM’ solar cell production milestone

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS said it had reached a new production milestone of 1.0 billion high-efficiency ‘Q.ANTUM’ solar cells, equivalent to around 5GW.

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Meyer Burger supplying REC Group with diamond wire cutting technology

Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has secured a CHF 12 million (US$12.4 million) contract to supply integrated PV module manufacturer, REC Group with its DW 288 Series 3 diamond wire cutting platform.

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Aurora bags another major evaluation project for bifacial solar cells

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has followed-up from a recent volume order from a confidential customer located in China for its ‘Decima’ Gemini systems and ‘Veritas’ wafer and process mapping software with an evaluation project for bifacial solar cells with a new customer, said to be one of the largest PV module manufacturers in the world.

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Yingli Green placing greater emphasis on bifacial solar modules

Struggling former ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Yingli Green Energy is putting greater emphasis on high-efficiency N-PERT monocrystalline ‘PANDA’ bifacial modules as a key part of its potential business turnaround.

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Renewsys launches 5-busbar cell production in India’s Telangana

India-based solar equipment manufacturer Renewsys India, part of international conglomerate Enpee Group, has launched production of 5-busbar (BB) solar PV cells at a Hyderabad facility in the Indian state of Telangana.

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Meyer Burger secures follow-on PERC upgrade orders worth US$82.4 million

Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger said that it had received follow-on orders from two customers based in Asia for its PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) upgrade technology totalling around CHF 80 million (US$82.4 million).

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Hanwha Q CELLS changing sales strategy due to near-term industry uncertainties

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS said its key strategic focus was to diversify its regional and market segment sales in 2017, while reiterating full-year PV module shipment guidance to be in the range of 5.5GW to 5.7GW in 2017.

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InnoLas Solutions wins further new laser orders for PERC cell processing

PV laser technology equipment specialist InnoLas Solutions has secured another multiple machine order from an Asian customer for its new ‘ILS-TTnx’ high throughput laser machine platform used for PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell), as well as LDSE (Laser Doped Selective Emitter) processes.

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