Aiko Solar has been celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019 and has become the largest merchant solar cell producer in the last few years, focusing on high-efficiency cells, notably mono-PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell] production, and is the first-tier producer of this cell type in 2018.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar said it expected the U.S. International Trade Commission Investigation into Q CELLS solar cell patent IP case (patent 215) to be dismissed in the next few weeks.
Trade body, VDMA has made key updates to the 10th edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) to incorporate the ongoing and rapidly changing wafer size transition as well as the manufacturing throughput differences in front-end and back-end processes.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Risen Energy Co has continued to grow revenue in 2019, after shifting module sales and PV project development overseas after the China 531 New Deal in 2018, impacted its business.
PV wet processing specialist, RENA Technologies has received equipment orders from three leading PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) solar cell manufacturers in Asia, totalling 10GW in the last three months.
Leading PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger Technology has received a further CHF 18 million (US$18.2 million) from partner, Oxford PV for the purchase of key equipment for a 125MW integrated production line to fabricate high-efficiency perovskite HJT tandem solar cells.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JA Solar has licensed a number of patents from Shin-Etsu Chemical on doping Ga in silicon crystals and using the Ga-doped p-type crystalline silicon wafers for making solar cells to mitigate the impact of Light Induced Degradation (LID).
SPONSORED: Louis Huber, independent consultant at GreenSquare SPRL coordinator of EPKI - European Perovskite Initiative; Dr. Alessandra Alberti and Dr. Ioannis Deretzis from CNR-IMM Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems Catania Italy and Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nazeeruddin, of EPFL Sion, and founder of Valais Perovskite Solar S, explore the history and future of perovskite cells.