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REC Group downplays German court ruling in favour of Hanwha Q CELLS

High-efficiency PV module manufacturer REC Group has downplayed any potential impact its business may have in Europe after the Düsseldorf Regional Court in Germany decided to affirm Hanwha Q CELLS' patent infringement case on solar cell passivation techniques that can be used in PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology.

German court upholds Hanwha Q CELLS patent infringement case

The Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Germany has confirmed Hanwha Q CELLS patent ‘689’ infringement case against two major ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL’s) members, JinkoSolar and LONGi Solar, as well as PV module manufacturer REC Group.

SolarWelt using teamtechnik stringers in new 400MW German assembly plant

New Germany-based PV module manufacturer SolarWelt has signed a volume order with Freiberg-based PV stringer specialist teamtechnik to enable the production of monocrystalline half-cut PERC (166 x 83 mm cells) with 9 busbars into high-efficiency modules at its planned facility in Thuringia.

JA Solar’s DEEPBLUE 3.0 panels drive PV power plant LCOE down to new levels

JA Solar has launched its highest performing large-area PV panel series, DEEPBLUE 3.0, which integrates a number of key technologies to provide power outputs of up to 545Wp. The new series is designed for an era of grid parity and intensive electricity price competition to effectively reduce the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and maximize the economic value of PV systems for the renewable energy generation.

SOLARWATT passes LeTID IEC test by VDE Renewables

Germany-based PV module manufacturer SOLARWATT has successfully met the IEC CD 61215-1: Ed.2.0 test for Light and elevated Temperature Induced Degradation (LeTID) for its Vision 60M series PV panels, undertaken by testing and certification house, VDE Renewables.