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At this week’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), RENA, a leading supplier for wet chemical production tools, and nano-electronics research center, imec, present a novel isopropyl-alcohol (IPA)-free process for the texturing of Cz-Si wafers for high-efficiency silicon solar cell manufacturing at low cost.
In recent weeks SoLayTec has shipped a number of systems. These systems include a repeat order for modules (approx. 60MW) for an Asian customer, who is using an InPassion ALD (60MW) since early this year. Further two InPassion ALD systems were shipped. Both systems will be installed at solar cell manufacturers, already working with PECVD AlOx for several years.
Vander Woude Dairy of Merced, California teamed with local design-build construction firm Pickett Solar and mounting systems specialist, Array Technologies to have a 1.1 MWdc PV tracking array that would produce 100% of the dairy’s electricity needs on a yearly basis.
Fabless PV module manufacturer, Upsolar, said that Radius Technology, a leading distributor of energy efficient solar products in Australia had received a Solar Design and Installation Award from Australia’s Clean Energy Council during Clean Energy Week.
Under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, an interdisciplinary team is investigating how the transition to an energy system based on renewables finds durable acceptance among the German population.
PV inverter manufacturer, Ginlong Technologies said its second generation ‘Solis’ single phase PV inverter that comes with an AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) option had been certified to UL standard 1741 and has therefore been included on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) list of approved PV inverter products and can be installed in California and across the US.
ACT Aurora Control Technologies said it had received formal issuance notification from the United States Patent Office granting patent number 8829442 for its application “Non-contact Measurement of the Dopant Content of Semiconductor Layers”.
The turnaround in Wuxi Suntech’s business has been underlined after it received an independent technical review of its operations by engineering consultancy firm, OST Energy, based in the UK.
Durex Industries, a North American designer and manufacturer of heaters, temperature sensors, controls and process systems for the PV and semiconductor sectors, recently announced the opening of a new sales office in Singapore.
PSEG Solar Source announced today that it will acquire a 13MW solar energy facility near El Paso, TX from juwi solar. The project was originally developed by JSI and has a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with El Paso Electric Company.