Aurora Solar developing enhanced inline quality control system

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 launches front side silver pastes for ‘knotless screen’ printing

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 and multi production 50:50 in 2018, but mono is the future

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.

SolarWorld reduces losses on higher shipments in Q1

Integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld used increased total product shipments in the first quarter of 2017 to limit losses as global solar panel price declines continue to pressure the industry.

NSP sales decline on migration away from multicrystalline cell production

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.

LONGi is the fastest growing PV manufacturer in the industry

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.