AST wins largest order from a major China-based manufacturer

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
The new order is for 20 DM-110e measurements systems, which had been specifically designed for Chinese market needs. Image: LONGi Group

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has won its largest single order to date from a major China-based manufacturer of high-efficiency PERC solar cells.

AST said the order was a follow-on from an initial order placed in June. The new order is for 20 DM-110e measurements systems, which had been specifically designed for Chinese market needs.

“We are pleased to have been awarded significant follow-on business from one of the largest solar cell manufacturers in the industry,” said Gordon Deans, Aurora’s Chief Executive Officer. “This continuing order stream is indicative of both the renewed growth in the Chinese solar manufacturing market, and the fit of our business strategy and products for manufacturers focused on cost-effective high yield PV cell production.”

AST also noted that it had established volume business with three of PV Tech’s Top 10 solar cell manufacturers as well as doing business with two market-dominant automation system providers in China. The company said it was also in the evaluation trial phase with one other top-ten manufacturer.

The company is also bidding on several large repeat orders both in China and elsewhere in the East Asia region with the anticipation of receiving further volume orders. The Company also anticipates market introduction of new measurement and analytical products during the latter half of the year.

Read Next

October 1, 2021
As the PV sector continues to focus on cell production technologies and the transition from p-type to n-type, Finlay Colville teases an upcoming opportunity to watch Professor Martin Green's keynote presentation from PV CellTech 2021 Online.
September 6, 2021
Radovan Kopecek and Joris Libal analyse recent efficiency announcements against the backdrop of new and emerging solar PV technologies, and plot the course for solar’s next steps.
September 1, 2021
Solar manufacturer Tongwei increased the prices of its cells for the second time in a month on Monday, with polysilicon pricing also edging upwards this week.
August 23, 2021
Trina Solar has achieved a new record efficiency of 23.56% for 210mm P-type monocrystalline silicon PERC cells, which are already in mass production.
August 20, 2021
LONGi has increased its wafer prices for the first time in nearly two months with the industry braced for continued high prices throughout the rest of the year.
PV Tech Premium
August 12, 2021
Canadian Solar has tweaked its planned capacity expansions for this year, stripping back module assembly capacity expansion to instead produce more solar wafers and cells as the industry continues to recalibrate following months of supply chain volatility.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
Upcoming Webinars
November 10, 2021
8am (PST) | 5pm (CET)
Solar Media Events
December 1, 2021