January 22, 2016
The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) has reported using half-cut, p-type PERC solar cells in a large-area PV module that achieved a record 20.2 % module efficiency and peak power output of 303.2W.
January 14, 2016
German manufacturer SolarWorld has achieved 22.04% conversion efficiency in a PERC solar cell.
January 12, 2016
Could 2016 really be the year for PERC to become mainstream for cell manufacturing, and continue to drive forward p-type c-Si performance levels? If so, then PERC would rightfully become the must-have upgrade route for many of the cell makers that typically wait for technologies to be proven, and then move quickly to retain competitiveness, writes Finlay Colville.
December 8, 2015
Leading cell technologists from all of the big-six Silicon Module Super League (SMSL) suppliers (Canadian Solar, Hanwha Q-Cells, JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Trina Solar and Yingli Green) have now been confirmed as speakers at PV Tech’s inaugural solar cell conference, PVCellTech, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-17 March 2016.
December 4, 2015
REC Group has announced a 2016 supply deal with US residential installer Sunrun for a minimum of 120MW. The agreement could be expanded to 150MW.
November 16, 2015
PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has revised down full-year 2015 revenue guidance on the back of delays in completing some large- and mid-sized orders before year-end.
November 13, 2015
German manufacturer SolarWorld has said delays implementing planned capacity expansions and new production technologies will impact on its 2015 earnings.
November 9, 2015
Leading PV manufacturer Trina Solar has set a new world record conversion efficiency for p-type multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) solar cells.
November 4, 2015
Silicon Module Super League member Hanwha Q CELLS has confirmed that its strategic partnership to collaborate on the development of 1366 Technologies proprietary ‘Direct Wafer’ technology has resulted in its R&D pilot line achieving 19.1% cell efficiencies.

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