Meyer Burger supplying advanced PERC solar cell tools to Asian-based customer

Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has secured a large order from a major PV manufacturer with solar cell production plants in China and Malaysia.

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LONGi sets solar industry record for R&D spending

Leading integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology set a new solar industry R&D expenditure record in 2017, not only surpassing the two historical leaders, First Solar and SunPower, but also spending more in one year than any PV manufacturer to date.

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Aurora Solar Technologies extends advanced cell R&D collaboration with SERIS in Singapore

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a new Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), which includes the previous work planned on heterojunction (HJ) cells but also creates opportunities in the growing R&D market for solar cell design and qualification.

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Evolution of metallization paste – PV CellTech 2018 with DuPont

The evolution of metallization paste and its impact on cell technology development was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. During the conference, we caught up with Guangyao Jin, chief scientist, DuPont Solamet photovoltaic metallization pastes, to discuss industry trends.

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Maximising yields in Industry 4.0 – PV CellTech 2018 with Aurora Solar Technologies

Enhancing quality control in PV cell production was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. After the conference, we caught up with Gordon Deans, founder and chief operating officer of inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies to discuss some of the requirements when moving towards smart factories.

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Passivation key to breaking into higher league – PV CellTech 2018 with Meyer Burger

Driving p- and n-type solar cell manufacturing beyond current limitations was a key topic at PV CellTech last week. We caught up with the CTO of leading PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger, Dr. Gunter Erfurt, during the conference, to discuss just how fast the industry is moving.

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Catching the n-type high speed train – PV CellTech 2018 with SCHMID

Advanced doping technologies for high efficiency n-type cell architectures was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. After the conference, we caught up with Christian Buchner, Vice President of the Photovoltaics BU at leading PV equipment supplier SCHMID Group, to tap into some key takeaways.

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GCL-Poly’s R&D expenditure skyrockets in 2017

Leading polysilicon and solar wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has reported a massive increase in R&D spending in 2017.

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JinkoSolar highlights PERC cell efficiency record breaking capabilities at PV CellTech

Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has highlighted the significance and its capabilities behind setting multiple P-type multicrystalline PERC solar cell efficiency and module output records at PV CellTech 2018 technical conference held in Penang, Malaysia this week.

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