Intevac receives order for 12 ion implanters for 1GW N-type mono expansion

Specialist semiconductor and PV equipment supplier Intevac has secured its first significant PV production order for its ‘ENERGi’ ion implanter tool.

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Daqo shifting polysilicon production to meet demand for high-efficiency mono wafers

China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy is responding to the need for higher specification polysilicon demand by increased adoption of high-efficiency mono wafers, notably being required for PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Contact) solar cells.

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RENA Technologies wins large orders from Asia for mono c-Si wafer texturing

Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier RENA Technologies has secured several major orders from Asia-based PV cell manufacturers for its alkaline texturing and junction isolation tools in the first quarter of 2017.

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PV CellTech Talk: Dr Gunter Erfurt, COO at Meyer Burger

Leading PV manufacturing equipment and technology supplier Meyer Burger has recently announced a swathe of new orders that encompass diamond wire saw equipment, PERC upgrade technology and Heterojunction (HJT) cell technology.

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PV CellTech Talk: Dr. Daniel LeCloux R&D Director & CTO, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions is a well-known supplier of specialty materials to the solar energy industry, especially with its ‘Solamet’ photovoltaic metallization pastes that improve cell efficiencies and the ‘Tedlar’ PVF film-based backsheet materials for modules.

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1366 Technologies pushes ‘Direct Wafer’ cell efficiencies with Hanwha Q CELLS to 19.9%

US-Based wafer producer 1366 Technologies and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS have jointly achieved cell conversion efficiencies of 19.9%, up from 19.6% announced in December, 2016.

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PV CellTech Talk: Gordon Deans, founder & COO of Aurora Solar Technologies

Headquartered in North Vancouver, Canada Aurora Solar Technologies Inc., (AST) has already achieved what many young and aspiring PV technology enterprises struggle to achieve and that is win orders from major solar cell manufacturers. AST has developed a suite of measurement and software control solutions that provide the data to improve solar cell manufacturing yields.

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Tesla to benefit from Panasonic increasing ‘HIT’ solar module product warranty

Major Japanese electronics company Panasonic has increased its ‘HIT’ (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) solar module product warranty from 15 years to 25 years and applies to all HIT modules installed from 2017.

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Singulus wins new CIGS thin-film equipment order from China

Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies said it received a new order worth over €20 million from a customer in China.

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