Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) said it was collaborating with several leading PV manufacturers in Asia to develop and test an enhanced version of its Veritas visualization software and quality control systems.
Heraeus Photovoltaics has introduced specially developed metallization pastes for ‘knotless screen’ printing of solar cells. The new SOL9641AX/BX series is designed to realise the full advantages of knotless printing screens and were developed in close collaboration with screen vendors and customers.
Mono c-Si cell production is forecast to account for 49% of all c-Si cell production in 2018, and will become the dominant technology used in the PV industry by 2019, according to new research contained in the latest release of the PV Manufacturing & Technology Quarterly report, from the in-house research unit at PV-Tech’s parent company Solar Media Ltd.
DuPont Photovoltaics Solutions has introduced ‘Solamet’ PV20A the newest innovation to its Solamet photovoltaic metallization paste range that is designed for both Lightly Doped Emitter (LDE) and Passivated Emitter Rear Cell (PERC) P-type solar cell construction.
3D-Micromac launched the second generation of its high-performance microCELL OTF laser systems at SNEC 2017. The high-performance production solution for Laser Contact Opening (LCO) of PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) solar cells achieves a throughput of 8,000 wafers per hour (wph).
Inline measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a new order from the world’s largest solar cell producer, expanding the use of its Decima 3T and Veritas servers for high-efficiency solar cell production.
PV Tech’s preliminary analysis of global solar PV manufacturing capacity expansion announcements in the first quarter of 2017, show a strong rebound compared to the significantly subdued environment experienced in the second half of 2016.
Taiwan-based cell and module producer Neo Solar Power (NSP) is feeling the impact of its shift away from multicrystalline cell production to become a differentiated producer of high-efficiency monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) and heterojunction (HJ) cells and modules as sales continue to decline through the first quarter of 2017.
Leading fully-integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology recently reported record total shipments and revenue for 2016, making it the fastest growing PV manufacturer in the industry.