Major PV materials supplier Heraeus Photovoltaics has collaborated with German company, Cell Engineering to develop metallisation pastes for its ‘LECO’ (Laser Enhanced Contact Optimization) technology that can increase multiple solar cell architectures conversion efficiencies by up to 0.15%.
Fraunhofer ISE in collaboration with industrial partners have developed a fine-line metallisation process to create contact fingers with a width of 19µm and a height of 18µm in a single printing step that is almost invisible to the naked eye.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar is supplying its high-efficiency bifacial PERC modules for two 2.4MW PV projects in South Korea, the largest projects so far to use the technology in the country.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has set its sights on PV module shipments globally in 2019 reaching between 14GW to 15GW, which would be a new industry record for a module manufacturer after setting a new shipment benchmark of 11.4GW in 2018.
PV module manufacturer, Seraphim Solar System Co was established back in 2011 and PV Tech has known the company from its formative years. Yet, there have been periods in the past when things went almost silent on the news front, not helped by the fact that the company has remained private over the years.
PV manufacturers JinkoSolar, LONGi Solar and REC Group have recently filed petitions for inter partes review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 9,893,215 B2  with the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in response to Hanwha Q CELLS patent infringement cases announced in early March, 2019.