The PV industry is undergoing rapid technology changes that have been driven by the well documented, swift adoption of monocrystalline wafers. Less well understood is that, within this wafer technology transition comes a shift to larger wafer sizes and this includes p-type and n-type mono-Si wafers.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member GCL System Integrated Technology (GCL-SI) reported a significant shift of its sales to outside China in the first half of 2018, accounting for 45.80% of total sales in the reporting period that also helped return the company to profitability.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar is set to launch a new range of high-performance multicrystalline modules at Intersolar Europe, designed to capture attention in the utility-scale market.
Leading polysilicon and multicrystalline wafer producer GCL-Poly Energy Holding's dedicated wafer production subsidiary, GCL-Poly (Suzhou) New Energy has reported first-quarter 2018 revenue increase, quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year, after increasing wafer capacity by 62.2% by the end of 2017.
Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has said that it was named Energy Yield Simulation Winner - Polycrystalline Group at the 4th ‘All Quality Matters’ Solar Congress, recently hosted by TÜV Rhineland in Wuxi, China.
Researchers at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have announced the development of a significantly low-cost technique to texture nanoscale features on multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) wafers after diamond-wire wafer cutting.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has lowered nameplate capacity expansion plans in 2018 for both in-house solar cell production and module assembly as total module shipment guidance for 2018, indicates marginal growth.
Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has highlighted the significance and its capabilities behind setting multiple P-type multicrystalline PERC solar cell efficiency and module output records at PV CellTech 2018 technical conference held in Penang, Malaysia this week.
China-based integrated PV module manufacturer Wuxi Suntech Power Co said it had started supplying high-performance multicrystalline half-cut cell modules to European customers, offering power classes of 295/290W.
Major metallization paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics said it had recently helped a customer achieve a validated world record in PERC (Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell) conversion efficiencies as strategic investments in R&D and staffing in Asia had been validated.
China-based integrated PV manufacturer Wuxi Suntech Power Co has started initial mass production of P-type multicrystalline wafers using its in-house developed metal assisted chemical etching (MACE) texturing process (black silicon) for diamond wire sawing.