‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Q CELLS has responded to the recent patent infringement lawsuit filed by REC Group in China, suggesting its patents in the case lack validity.
In a short response, Q CELLS claimed REC Group's split cell and junction box technology, which is patented in countries such as China, had been rejected in Japan in 2019.
As a result, Q CELLS would be petitioning for the invalidity of REC’s alleged patent in China. The SMSL member also noted that it was considering other “legal avenues”.
Q CELLS has previously sued REC Group, JinkoSolar and LONGi Solar over PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) processes with numerous cases pending and petitions of invalidity ongoing.
Nov 12, 2020
The webinar will feature presentations from Cherif Kedir, CEO at RETC and Finlay Colville, head of research at PV-Tech, covering the latest developments related to PV module testing, reliability and bankability. Specific attention will be afforded to RETC's hail durability testing (HDT) process, and PV-Tech's bankability analysis for utility scale deployment in the US today.
Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2021
Penang, Malaysia (also available virtually)
Understand fully the technical and logistical supply chains that determine the production and performance of solar modules, including all related factors impacting quality, reliability & bankability. This event will be run as a live event in Penang for delegates able to attend and will also welcome virtual delegates via streamed content and online networking.
Oct 27 - Oct 29, 2020
Going into its fifth year over 200 delegates from 150 companies and 20 countries representing the PV supply chain will gather (virtually, due to COVID-19) for 3 days to discuss the technology roadmaps for PV cell advancement in GW markets. The scope of the event has been expanded this year, to cover developments in wafer supply and thin-film investments and technologies alongside all the regular benefits to all stakeholders tracking PV technology and investment trends for the next 5 years.