Major polysilicon and merchant solar cell manufacturer, Tongwei Group and subsidiary Tongwei Solar are to significantly increase high-purity polysilicon production and high-efficiency solar cell production over the next five years.
Russia-based high-efficiency heterojunction solar module producer, Hevel had met all of its 2019 production and shipment targets, supported by a number of utility-scale PV power plant projects across Russia and Kazakhstan.
During the past few years, the migration from multi to mono, replacing Al-BSF p-type cells with rear passivation layers (PERC), and having the capability of bifacial light absorption, have been the very obvious technology shifts seen within the PV industry.
The fifth PV CellTech event takes place in Penang, Malaysia on 10-11 March 2020, and will be happening at a time when PV is going through its most dramatic realignment yet, in terms of manufacturers dominating the cell supply landscape, and the technologies being deployed in mega mass-production.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology has warned of a delay in receiving the first payments for a major heterojunction order from an unidentified North American start-up that was announced in July 2019.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology is seeking a new business model with integrated PV module manufacturer, REC Group to establish revenue share from establishing multiple gigawatts of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell and module production in Singapore.
Major PV materials supplier Heraeus Photovoltaics had launched six, next-generation, high-performance metallization pastes at this year’s SNEC PV Power Expo, which characterises the rapid pace of the upstream PV industry’s renewed focus on technical advancements and cost reductions.
Perovskite solar cell developer, Oxford PV has secured £34 million in new funding for a 200MW heterojunction (HJT) solar cell line from Meyer Burger to start production of perovskite - silicon tandem cells in 2020.
Panasonic is transferring a 90% stake in its heterojunction (HIT) solar cell and module assembly plant in Malaysia to China-based PV manufacturer, GS-Solar as part of wider collaboration on HIT production expansion and R&D.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Risen Energy has recently reported a decline in 2018 annual revenue and net profit, due to the overall decline in PV installations in China, which also led to pricing pressure across its PV module, PV encapsulant and EPC business divisions.
Speaking at PV CellTech 2019, Dr Liyou Yang, general manager at Jinergy, says heterojunction solar remains under assessment in 2019 with certain criteria required before people make the jump to GW-scale production.