Industry Roundup

  • Trina Solar closes on US$115 million convertible notes

    06 October 2014, 20:30

    Trina Solar said it closed the offering of US$115 million in aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2019,  which included the exercise in full of the option to purchase an additional US$15 million.

  • MO

    More than 2,400 certified PV modules registered in Taiwan

    02 October 2014, 13:31

    In order to speed up the deployment of solar energy and promote the development of the photovoltaic (PV) industry in Taiwan, the Bureau of Energy (BOE), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) deploy PV Module Product Registration Scheme on Sept. 16, 2013 to provide a platform from which certified product information can be accessed.

  • JA  Solar

    JA Solar teams up with Tigo Energy for new smart modules

    02 October 2014, 09:05

    Module maker JA Solar has become the latest manufacturer to use Tigo Energy to optimise its new smart module range.

  • RENA texturing process will be on show at this week's EU PVSEC event

    RENA and imec develop a new low-cost texturing process for high efficiency PERC solar cells

    22 September 2014, 10:01

    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.

  • SoLayTec

    Rising orders and shipments for SoLayTec’s InPassion ALD systems

    22 September 2014, 09:51

    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.

  • ATI INC

    PV Tracking array provides 100% of annual electricity needs at US dairy

    16 September 2014, 14:58

    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.

  • Upsolar,

    Australia’s largest smart PV array wins design award using Upsolar’s smart modules

    10 September 2014, 17:17

    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.

  • Sebastian Gölz

    Fraunhofer ISE details survey into Germanys energy transformation

    10 September 2014, 12:07

    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.

  • Ginlong’s 2nd gen ‘Solis’ PV inverter on US CEC approved list

    Ginlong’s 2nd gen ‘Solis’ PV inverter on US CEC approved list

    09 September 2014, 17:27

    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

    ACT Aurora gets US Patent for dopant measurement system

    05 September 2014, 17:13

    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”.

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