Driving p- and n-type solar cell manufacturing beyond current limitations was a key topic at PV CellTech last week. We caught up with the CTO of leading PV equipment supplier Meyer Burger, Dr. Gunter Erfurt, during the conference, to discuss just how fast the industry is moving.
As the leading PV equipment supplier to the industry over the past decade, it has been great to have Meyer Burger supporting PV CellTech events since we launched PV CellTech in 2016.
We caught up with the company’s CTO, Dr. Gunter Erfurt, recently, to get his thoughts on new developments in PV manufacturing, ahead of the forthcoming PV CellTech 2018 meeting in Penang, Malaysia on 13-14 March 2018, and what to expect from Dr. Erfurt at the event.
Meyer Burger Technology has announced that 100 staff will definitely be let go from its facility in Thun after a consultation procedure was completed on 28 November. However the security of another 60 positions will be dependant on whether strategic alternatives are found.
The movement to 6-busbar module architectures and the emergence of multi-wire technology were key topics at PV ModuleTech 2017. PV Tech caught up with Franck Genonceau, business manager PV portfolio, at leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger, to look at what to expect in the next wave of mainstream module technologies.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has confirmed it has secured a major order with an Italian-based PV manufacturer to supply heterojunction (HJ) solar cell coating technology as part of previously announced plans.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has secured orders worth around CHF 22 million (US$23.2 million) from an existing customer in Asia for its PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger said that LONGi Solar Technology, the PV module manufacturing arm of leading monocrystalline wafer producer LONGi Green Energy Technology has become the first customer of its double-side PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) coating platform, ‘MAiA EVO’.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger has secured a CHF 12 million (US$12.4 million) contract to supply integrated PV module manufacturer, REC Group with its DW 288 Series 3 diamond wire cutting platform.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger said that it had received follow-on orders from two customers based in Asia for its PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) upgrade technology totalling around CHF 80 million (US$82.4 million).
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger reported a significant increase in revenue in 2016, due to the start of major technology upgrade and capacity expansion cycle by PV manufacturers primarily in the ingot/wafer and solar cell upstream segments.