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Major PV equipment supplier, Meyer Burger has officially opened its heterojunction (HJ) solar cell pilot production line with CSEM at subsidiary, Meyer Burger Research AG in Hauterive, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Trina Solar has produced n-type and p-type monocrystalline and p-type multicrystalline solar cells with new record conversion efficiencies. Trina Solar expects the technologies used to become part of its future production roadmap.
Major China-based PV manufacturer, JA Solar, has had TUV Rheinland verify its PERC cell technology modules have a record-high >17.2% conversion efficiency, producing a standard 60-cell module with a performance figure above 280W.
One of India’s largest PV module manufacturer’s, Waaree Energies said it would collaborate with GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) on incorporating its new ‘Merlin’ technology into its existing production lines.
Ahead of its financial analyst day event, major PV energy provider SunPower has pre-released financial guidance for 2015, while announcing its highly anticipated next wave of manufacturing capacity expansions.
High-tech manufacturing equipment firm, Manz AG reported record revenue for the first nine months of 2014, driven by its Flat Panel Display segment, which generated €179.9 million from the total revenue of €250.9 million.
Having seen a rebound in sales in September, Taiwan-based PV producer, Motech Industries reported sales flat in October, 2014.
Major PV energy provider, Canadian Solar, has reported record quarterly results for the third quarter of 2014, while guiding higher shipments and revenue for the fourth quarter.
A second US PV manufacturer has voiced concern that trade proposals could inadvertently classify its products as Chinese.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer, Gintech Energy reported October, 2014 monthly sales of NT$904 million (US$29.55 million), down 14.2% from the previous month.
The largest merchant solar cell producer, Neo Solar Power Corporation (NSP) reported a net loss in the third quarter of 2014, due to the imposition of US anti-dumping duties on Taiwanese made solar cells.
PV equipment and technology specialist, Schmid Group, has officially started construction of an integrated PV production plant in Argentina for the provincial government of San Juan.
PV manufacturing equipment supplier, Singulus Technologies reported revenue for the first nine months of 2014 of €52.8 million, down from €93.1 million in the prior year period.
Taiwan-based wafer producer, Green Energy Technology (GET) reported an 18% increase in sales for October, reaching a new monthly revenue record of NT$1,547 million (US$50.49 million).
An ad hoc consortium of three German research institutes and the south-western German industry association, Solar Cluster, are undertaking a detailed feasibility study for the establishment of a fully integrated PV manufacturing facility on behalf of ITAIPU, a Brazilian-Paraguayan power company, and FIEP, an industry association.