Canadian Solar has launched an innovative ‘cool’ PV module design, dubbed ‘Ku’ modules. The new PV module series is based on Low Internal Current (LIC) module technology to provide better module energy yield and reliability.
Major metallization paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics has extended its supplier status with major China-based integrated PV module manufacturer, Tongwei Solar to collaborate on next-generation high-efficiency wafer and solar technologies.
China-based crystalline silicon cutting materials specialist Henan Yicheng New Energy Co (HYNE) said it was closing down its slurry-based wire saw manufacturing operations, due to the shift to diamond wire technology by its customer base. The company is shifting to solar cell production instead.
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’.
Norway headquartered integrated PV module manufacturer REC Group has launched its first product using monocrystalline solar cells, a compact 50-cell module, specifically designed for the Japanese residential market.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a CAD$380,000 R&D grant from Canadian National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).
LG Electronics USA has launched the ‘NeON’ 2 ACe module in collaboration with Enphase Energy at Intersolar 2017. The high-efficiency AC module uses Enphase’s latest IQ6 microinverter technology, which integrated at the module assembly stage is designed to reduce installation time by half, compared with conventional modules, while offering cutting-edge technology.
Aurora Solar Technologies' founder and COO Gordon Deans tells PV Tech how inline measurement and monitoring can protect yield, prevent process excursions and ultimately, ensure maximum profitability for PV manufacturers.