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Tempress Systems, a subsidiary of Amtech Systems, has received a multi-system order for its “next-generation” solar diffusion system from a leading solar cell and module manufacturer in China.
Meyer Burger has secured an order for passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) technology equivalent to 2.5GW of annual capacity.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar said it was building a 400MW solar cell plant in Penang, Malaysia as well as adding capacity for high-performance monocrystalline and multicrystalline cells and modules, while establishing a JV module partnership with Essel in India.
Consumer electronics and PV materials manufacturer Panasonic will invest ¥9.5 billion to expand its solar cell and module production lines in its home country of Japan by 150MW a year.
Integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld said its Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) technology had proved a big hit in the US market and would reach 430MW of production capacity at its US-based plant in Hillsboro, US in the second quarter of 2015.
Sharp Corporation reported its Solar Cells unit significantly increased sales and operating income in FY2014 due to strong domestic demand and its shift to downstream PV mega-solar project business.
Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported first quarter 2015 sales down around 37% from the same period a year ago as demand remained weak.
Taiwanese crystalline silicon cell manufacturer Gintech Energy is to build a 350MW cell production facility in Thailand.
Hanwha Q CELLS, which recently merged with Hanwha Solar One, has taken preliminary steps to selling securities worth up to US$500 million.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist, Amtech Systems has reported its highest level of tool order backlog in three years as part of reporting its fiscal second quarter 2015 financial results.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies expects ongoing improvement in sales after its order backlog exceeded €60 million in the first quarter of 2015.
Leading PV manufacturer Trina Solar has confirmed its next major solar cell and module assembly capacity expansion will be located in Thailand, its first overseas production plant.
SolarWorld’s US manufacturing operations are migrating some of its production to five busbar technology along with upgraded PERC (Passivated Emitter Real Cell) cells to produce 60-cell modules at around the 300W level in the third quarter of 2015.
The sixth edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic has been released, setting out key measures for continued cost cutting along the crystalline silicon PV value chain.
Hanwha Q CELLS, which recently merged with Hanwha Solar One, will use the SNEC expo in China to unveil the latest in its HSL S series modules and high efficiency Q.ANTUM cell range.