March 13, 2017
Specialist semiconductor and PV equipment supplier Intevac has secured its first significant PV production order for its ‘ENERGi’ ion implanter tool.
March 10, 2017
Finlay Colville talks to Anis Jouni, CEO, National Institute of Solar Energy (INES R&D), about what is happening in n-type cell manufacturing today.
March 7, 2017
The industry remains on a long-term roadmap that will almost certainly see a strong movement to n-type wafers. We caught up with Feng Li of Yingli Green.
February 20, 2017
German research institute Fraunhofer ISE has claimed a new record conversion efficiency for a 20mm x 20mm N-type multicrystalline cell using process match wafer and its TOPCon (Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) developed technology.
February 13, 2017
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Amtech Systems highlighted the confidence it had in a series of major new orders for high-efficiency n-type PERC and n-type bi-facial cell equipment including the first of a multi-phase 1GW turnkey project order during the reporting of its first 2017 fiscal quarter.
February 7, 2017
Yesterday on PV-Tech, we explained what to expect from p-type multi c-Si modules during 2017 and 2018, across various p-multi cell configurations. Today, we show a similar analysis, but for p-type mono.
January 26, 2017
Solar cells produced using p-type multi c-Si wafers retained their dominant market-share position in 2016, despite significant investments into p-type mono and advanced cell production, such as PERC. The transition to increased mono wafer use is now expected to be seen more clearly during 2017 and 2018, but depends still upon the relative end-market demand from the domestic Chinese market.
January 24, 2017
Specialist PV manufacturing equipment supplier Amtech Systems has reported new solar orders since the end of September, 2016 have topped US$60 million, driven by PV manufacturers in China, Malaysia and Taiwan.
October 3, 2016
US-based high-efficiency integrated PV manufacturer Mission Solar Energy is reportedly to close its N-type mono solar cell line with the loss of 87 jobs and focus on module assembly to remain competitive.
August 30, 2016
Monocrystalline wafer producer Comtec Solar Systems Group has reported first half 2016 financial results that were impacted by a decline in average selling prices (ASP) and lower volume shipments, due to production upgrades and training at its facility in Malaysia.

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