Canadian Solar placing major bet on next-gen p-type multi cell technology

In defiance of a significant trend by a growing number of leading PV manufacturers to either completely replace P-type multi c-Si cell technology with P-type mono c-Si with PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Contact) technology, or hedge their bets and do PERC on both wafer substrates, Silicon Module Super League member Canadian Solar is placing a potentially risky bet on pushing ahead with the migration to P-type multi c-Si PERC cell technology using diamond wire saw (DWS) and ‘Black Silicon’ texturing under its ‘ONYX’ cell branding.

TAIWAN ROUND UP: Still waiting for China’s solar boom

Many key PV manufacturers in Taiwan are still reporting monthly sales in February, 2017 that are well below the levels set in the first half of 2016, due primarily to the expected boom in China’s downstream PV market, which has yet to take hold.

PV CellTech Talk: Dr Gunter Erfurt, COO at Meyer Burger

Leading PV manufacturing equipment and technology supplier Meyer Burger has recently announced a swathe of new orders that encompass diamond wire saw equipment, PERC upgrade technology and Heterojunction (HJT) cell technology.

PV CellTech Talk: Xie Tian, Director of Wafer Quality Management, LONGi Green Energy

PV CellTech 2017 is almost upon us, and the speaker agenda is finalized, including the elite of c-Si wafer and cell manufacturing. The event takes place in Penang, Malaysia, on 14-15 March 2017. In preparation for the event, PV Tech checked in with LONGi’s presenter at PV CellTech, Xie Tian, on what we could expect to hear from his opening talk on 14 March.

PV CellTech Talk: Gordon Deans, founder & COO of Aurora Solar Technologies

Headquartered in North Vancouver, Canada Aurora Solar Technologies Inc., (AST) has already achieved what many young and aspiring PV technology enterprises struggle to achieve and that is win orders from major solar cell manufacturers. AST has developed a suite of measurement and software control solutions that provide the data to improve solar cell manufacturing yields.