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Major polysilicon producer, Wacker Chemie, reported an increase in polysilicon shipments in the second quarter of 2014, due to increased demand that is expected to continue through the second half of the year.
Component and subsystems provider EMCORE has agreed to terms on a long-term supply deal with Lockheed Martin Space Systems to design and construct multi-junction Coverglass Interconnected Cells (CICs) for Lockheed’s satellite programme.
Dow Corning, majority owner of major polysilicon producer, Hemlock Semiconductor, has posted a 12% increase in first-half year revenue and a net income up 20%, compared to the prior year period.
Materials specialist, AkzoNobel is collaborating with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore in a bid to offer lower-cost ALD and PECVD precursors for aluminium oxide passivation layer processing.
China-based energy and polysilicon producer, GCL-Poly Energy Holdings, has said in a Hong Kong Stock Exchange filing that it expects to report a profit of over HK$800 million (US$103 million) for the first six months of 2014.
Japanese electronics materials firm, Shin-Etsu Chemical, is offering to license its production-ready bifacial monocrystalline solar cell technology that is claimed to have the highest conversion efficiency of 21% for conventional screen-printing processes.
N-type monocrystalline wafer producer, Comtec Solar Systems Group said that recent qualification starts by two potentially new unidentified customers coupled to estimated demand growth would lead to a 300MW capacity expansion.
Major polysilicon producer Wacker Chemie expects revenue from cancelled or restructured polysilicon supply contracts from its solar sector customers to be around €210 million (US$283.2 million) in 2014.
R&D centre, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) has officially opened its module development and testing laboratory the CleanTech Park in Singapore.
Industry association, the Silver Institute, said that industrial consumption of silver had “advanced at a healthy pace in 2014”, resulting in a 5% price increase since the beginning of the year.
Joint provisional liquidators of Cayman Islands-registered solar wafer producer, LDK Solar, have said that two non-executive directors of the company have resigned, without citing any reasons for the departures.
Polysilicon producer, REC Silicon reported second quarter revenues of US$126.8 million, compared to US$113.3 million in the previous quarter, due to higher demand for fluidised bed reactor-based granular polysilicon and a 4% increase in selling prices.
PV module manufacturing leader Yingli Green Energy Holding Company will provide 3MW of PV modules to a demonstration project for distributed generation (DG) in Wuhan, China.
PV screen printing specialist, DEK, has licensed its ‘VectorGuard’ stencil technology to China-based Suzhou Sunshine Laser and Electronics Technology Company.
Market research firm, EnergyTrend, has warned of weak demand across the PV supply chain in July, forcing inventory up and prices down.