Sol Voltaics makes manufacturing breakthrough with GaAs PV nanowires

Sweden-based solar cell nanowire materials start-up Sol Voltaics said it had achieved a key breakthrough in commercializing its gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanowire film for crystalline silicon solar cells.

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Aurora Solar developing enhanced inline quality control system

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) said it was collaborating with several leading PV manufacturers in Asia to develop and test an enhanced version of its Veritas visualization software and quality control systems.

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Neo Solar Power in major business transition stage as market forces hit

Taiwan-based cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) is not expecting a recovery in sales until fourth quarter of 2017, due to a series of market forces impacting its business.

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Intevac’s order backlog boosted by recent solar ion implant orders

Specialist semiconductor and PV equipment supplier Intevac reported first quarter 2017 financial results that included a 40% increase in new orders, driven by its largest single order in its Thin-film Equipment segment that includes its solar product offerings with a 12 system follow-on order in March for its solar ‘ENERGi’ implant tools.

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SNEC 2017: InnoLas launches ILS-TTnx high-throughput laser platform with confirmed orders

PV laser technology equipment specialist InnoLas Solutions has secured new orders for its ILS-TTnx high-throughput laser platform that is being officially launched at SNEC 2017 in Shanghai, China.

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Tool Order: Aurora Solar secures new volume order from leading solar cell producer

Inline measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a new order from the world’s largest solar cell producer, expanding the use of its Decima 3T and Veritas servers for high-efficiency solar cell production.

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Yingli Green expects volume production of N-PERT IBC cells in 2018

China-based PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy and industrial technology partners, Dutch research centre ECN and equipment manufacturer Tempress, a subsidiary of Amtech Systems have fabricated their first IBC (Interdigitated Back Contact) n-type solar cells on 6-inch monocrystalline wafers at the manufacturer’s pilot line in China.

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Singulus confirms SILEX II system acceptance from Hevel Solar in Russia

Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies said it received a Final Acceptance Test (FAT) from Russia-based Hevel Solar for its SILEX II system, used for wet-chemical processing of heterojunction (HJ) solar cells.

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Meyer Burger bags another PERC cell upgrade order valued at US$15 million

Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology has secured an order from an existing customer in Asia valued at around CHF 15 million (US$15.06 million).

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