LONGi tripling monocrystalline wafer capacity to 45GW

Leading fully-integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology has set a strategic plan to triple monocrystalline ingot and wafer capacity to 45GW in 2020.

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Gigawatt cell producers to explain technology expansion plans at PV CellTech 2018

The third annual PV CellTech conference takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 13-14 March 2018, and this year’s event has been structured to explain exactly what is happening with the multi-GW expansion plans for high-efficiency cell concepts, across the industry’s established producers and the wave of new entrants that are seeking to influence cell availability in 2018 and beyond.

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Tongwei increases merchant solar cell shipments 75% in 2017

China-based integrated and merchant PV manufacturer Tongwei Group said it would report full-year 2017 profits to be in the range of 80 – 100% higher than in 2016, due in part to its capacity expansions of both polysilicon and solar cells and higher average selling prices (ASP’s) in the year.

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TAIWAN ROUND-UP: Solar supply chain sales recovery remains elusive in 2017

The majority of Taiwanese solar industry companies that are public listed on the TSE have recently reported December, 2017 sales figures, highlighting how elusive the recovery in sales has been in 2017.

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Jolywood raises over US$200 million for 2.1GW IBC solar cell fab

Major PV module materials and N-type mono IBC (Interdigitated Back Contact) bifacial module manufacturer Jolywood has recently secured over US$200 million for its first 2.1GW IBC solar production facility in a non-public share offering.

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3D-Micromac supplies laser tools for PERC migration at Hanwha Q CELLS China cell plant

Laser micromachining specialist 3D-Micromac said it was supplying Hanwha Q CELLS solar cell plant in Qidong, Jiangsu-province, China with its microCELL OTF laser system for its recently announced transition from Al-BSF (Aluminium Back Surface Field) to PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology.

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Aurora Solar posts first profits

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has reported its first period of profitability as demand for process control tools for PERC and bifacial cells grows.

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Jinko beats its own mono PERC efficiency record

JinkoSolar has beaten its own monocrystalline passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) cell efficiency record notching up a conversion rate of 23.45%.

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