Mono vs Multi, N-type vs P-Type: Outlooks from PV CellTech 2018

PV CellTech 2018 saw Chief Technology Officers and senior executives from the world's top solar cell manufacturers and equipment suppliers give key indications of which cell technologies will be driving the industry in the coming years.

LONGi sets solar industry record for R&D spending

Leading integrated high-efficiency monocrystalline module manufacturer and ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Green Energy Technology set a new solar industry R&D expenditure record in 2017, not only surpassing the two historical leaders, First Solar and SunPower, but also spending more in one year than any PV manufacturer to date.

Aurora Solar Technologies extends advanced cell R&D collaboration with SERIS in Singapore

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured a new Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), which includes the previous work planned on heterojunction (HJ) cells but also creates opportunities in the growing R&D market for solar cell design and qualification.

Evolution of metallization paste - PV CellTech 2018 with DuPont

The evolution of metallization paste and its impact on cell technology development was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. During the conference, we caught up with Guangyao Jin, chief scientist, DuPont Solamet photovoltaic metallization pastes, to discuss industry trends.

Maximising yields in Industry 4.0 - PV CellTech 2018 with Aurora Solar Technologies

Enhancing quality control in PV cell production was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. After the conference, we caught up with Gordon Deans, founder and chief operating officer of inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies to discuss some of the requirements when moving towards smart factories.

Catching the n-type high speed train - PV CellTech 2018 with SCHMID

Advanced doping technologies for high efficiency n-type cell architectures was a key topic at PV CellTech 2018. After the conference, we caught up with Christian Buchner, Vice President of the Photovoltaics BU at leading PV equipment supplier SCHMID Group, to tap into some key takeaways.

23GW of heterojunction interest – PV CellTech 2018 with INDEOtec

PV CellTech 2018 kicked off in Penang, Malaysia, yesterday, with the heads of technology in the PV industry debating the key topics for solar cells in the present and future. PV Tech caught up with Omid Shojaei, the CEO of heterojunction production equipment supplier INDEOtec to unpick the increasing interest surrounding the technology.

PV CellTech Talk: Gunter Erfurt, CTO at Meyer Burger

As the leading PV equipment supplier to the industry over the past decade, it has been great to have Meyer Burger supporting PV CellTech events since we launched PV CellTech in 2016. We caught up with the company’s CTO, Dr. Gunter Erfurt, recently, to get his thoughts on new developments in PV manufacturing, ahead of the forthcoming PV CellTech 2018 meeting in Penang, Malaysia on 13-14 March 2018, and what to expect from Dr. Erfurt at the event.

PV CellTech Talk: Omid Shojaei, CEO at INDEOtec

Ahead of the company’s forthcoming talk at the PV CellTech 2018 meeting in Penang, Malaysia on 13-14 March 2018, PV Tech met with Omid Shojaei, the CEO of heterojunction production equipment supplier INDEOtec, to get his thoughts on the new investments and expansions being applied to n-type heterojunction concepts.