China-based polysilicon producer Daqo New Energy is to increase its capacity at its Xinjiang plant by 7,000MT, which is intended to serve the high-purity needs of monocrystalline solar wafers and the expanding semiconductor sector.
Leading Taiwanese solar cell and module manufacturer Motech Industries said it was entering into a Joint Venture (JV) with metallisation paste supplier, Giga Solar Materials Corp to establish a solar module assembly plant in Taiwan to meet future domestic demand.
As expected, three of Taiwan’s merchant solar cell and module producers, Gintech Energy Corp, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and Solartech Energy have officially announced plans to merge and exit the ‘foundry’ business model they were founded on.
Three of Taiwan’s merchant solar cell and module producers, Gintech Energy Corp, Neo Solar Power (NSP) and SolarTech Energy have separately announced the suspension of trading of their stocks on the Taiwan Stock Exchange beginning on October 16.
Taiwan-based materials suppliers are benefiting from increased demand for diamond wire cut wafers for higher efficiency solar cells that is supporting higher prices in recent months.
Although profitability for many remains elusive sales have rebounded in September.
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Singulus Technologies has secured new tool orders from China and the US for its ‘SILEX II’ wet cleaning batch system, primarily used for high-efficiency heterojunction (HJ) solar cells.
A basket of publicly-listed solar cell and module manufacturers on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) have continued to build sales momentum through September as demand increased for products from China, Europe and the US.
TUV Rheinland India, a subsidiary of the TUV Rheinland Group has opened a new €2.5 million state-of-the-art laboratory at Electronic City in Bangalore, India to provide all testing services under one roof and dramatically reduce turnaround time and accelerate time-to-market for customers.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has started construction of its new ‘Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells’ facility, designed to lead R&D activities in future generations of technology development.
Eyelit Inc., a manufacturing software provider for visibility, control, and coordination of manufacturing operations has launched version 5.3 of its Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software suite.
Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has reported a record solar cell efficiency of 22.04% for a P-type multicrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell), using its practical sized (245.83cm2) wafer.
China-based PV manufacturer and downstream project developer ReneSola has officially completed the divestment of its integrated solar manufacturing operations to its chairman and CEO to focus exclusively on downstream business development.
'Silicon Module Super League' (SMSL) member GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has again improved the efficiency of its multicrystalline Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) with ‘black-silicon’ texture.