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The announcement of a 16% efficiency record for a CIGS module by Manz appears to have been trumped just a day later by TSMC Solar, which says it has reached a verified 16.5% efficiency for commercial-size CIGS modules.
Tier-1 PV manufacturer Zhongli Talesun Solar expects to ramp it recently announced 500MW cell and module production plant near the end of year, which will produce PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) technology for its new ‘Hipro’ 285W+ modules being launched at SNEC 2015.
China’s Trina Solar has claimed a new efficiency record for a p-type multi-crystalline silicon module of 19.14%.
PV equipment maker Singulus Technologies will undergo a financial restructuring as it looks to reduce it debt.
Major Taiwanese solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) is collaborating with materials supplier DuPont on high-efficiency metallisation pastes.
Major US electricity producer NextEra Energy Resources has signed a 1.5GW solar PV module supply agreement with Hanwha Q CELLS, using its high-efficiency Q.ANTUM cell (PERC) technology produced in Malaysia and South Korea.
Wuxi Suntech, the PV module manufacturing arm of Shunfeng International Clean Energy (SFCE) said it was upgrading all of its cell and module manufacturing capacity from three- to four-busbar technology to boost product performance.
PV screen printing equipment specialist DEK Solar has been assimilated into a new ‘alternative energy’ structure within ASM Pacific Technology (ASMPT).
A solar module factory with a 70MW production capacity will be built by Orange Solar Power, a Dutch photovoltaics (PV) manufacturer and supplier, in West Brabant, the Netherlands.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Solartech Energy Corp has reported further declines in sales for March 2015.
Major merchant solar cell producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) reported lacklustre sales improvement in March 2015, resulting in sales remaining in the doldrums for the first quarter of the year.
Major PV materials supplier DuPont Microcircuit Materials said its newly developed ‘Solamet’ PV76x series metallisation paste used by Taiwan-based solar cell/module producer, Solartech Energy Corp has set a new in-house PERC cell-based ‘Saphire’ module power output record.
Taiwan-based solar cell producer Gintech Energy Corp reported weak March 2015 sales, marking a new low point since 2013.
According to market research firm EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce global PV installations are to reach 51.4GW in 2015.
Enphase has formed a partnership to supply its microinverters to PetersenDean, a prominent US solar installer and roofing company which recently pledged to only use American-made products in its PV projects.