Tongwei initiating 20GW solar cell capacity expansion plans

China-based integrated and merchant PV manufacturer Tongwei Group is starting capacity expansion plans at its subsidiary Tongwei Solar (Hefei) Co at two locations in China at a cost of US$1.8 billion over the next three to five years.

LONGi Solar plans 22% record PERC cell in production at end of 2017

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member and the largest integrated monocrystalline manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology said its subsidiary, LONGi Solar would ramp volume production of its PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology by the end of 2017.

InnoLas invests €3 million in new R&D facility

PV laser technology equipment specialist InnoLas Solutions has opened a new €3 million customer application and R&D centre in Gilching, Germany due to continued demand from a growing customer base.

JinkoSolar beats multicrystalline cell efficiency record

Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has reported a record solar cell efficiency of 22.04% for a P-type multicrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell), using its practical sized (245.83cm2) wafer.