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The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and PV Lighthouse have officially announced the development and operation of the world’s first free access online solar cell fabrication simulator, designed to replicate real world production processes.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Gintech Energy reported slight increase in revenue for February, bucking the seasonal trend for the month.
Taiwan-based solar cell manufacturer E-Ton Solar Tech sales almost dropped 50% in February.
Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported a modest decline in revenue for February 2015 due to the shorter working month and Chinese New Year.
Major tier-one PV manufacturer JinkoSolar has finally said its first major overseas solar cell and module manufacturing facility is based in Penang, Malaysia.
PV manufacturing process inspection specialist, ACT Aurora Control Technologies expects to supply its first repeat order for two ‘Decima’ inline production measurement systems with its ‘Veritas’ software.
DuPont and JinkoSolar have signed a strategic collaboration agreement for implementing next-generation solar cell metallization pastes and module backsheet materials as well as downstream co-marketing programs. No financial details were disclosed.
PV inspection equipment specialist MBJ Solutions is supplying a large number of SolarModule EL-inline solar cell/module inspection tools to a major tier-1 PV manufacturer.
SunEdison has expanded its monocrystalline solar cell purchases from Korea-based producer, Shinsung Solar Energy.
Sweden-based nano-material development firm, Sol Voltaics has claimed a 1-sun record conversion efficiency of 15.3% for a solar cell coated with its gallium-arsenide (GaAs) nanowire array (NWA).
SolarWorld is planning to add a total of 500MW of monocrystalline ingot production at the former Bosch solar manufacturing facilities in Arnstadt, Germany, and upgrade all 700MW of solar cell production at the site to next-generation PERC (passivated emitter rear cell) technology.
Tier-one PV manufacturer JA Solar is planning to partner on both solar cell and module production in Southeast Asia to expand its shipments to the US market and avoid anti-dumping duties.
Major tier-1 PV manufacturer JA Solar reached module shipments of 2.4GW in 2014, confirming shipment growth of 105% from the previous year and the highest shipment growth in the industry.
Major PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger said it would be adding further in-house capacity to meet strong demand for its MB PERC upgrade cell technology, primarily due to orders received for its MAiA 2.1 system platform.
PV manufacturing process inspection specialist, ACT Aurora Control Technologies has won two supply contracts with PV equipment supplier SEMCO Engineering for its Decima inline measurement system used to monitor solar cell emitter formation.