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REC Group downplays German court ruling in favour of Hanwha Q CELLS

High-efficiency PV module manufacturer REC Group has downplayed any potential impact its business may have in Europe after the Düsseldorf Regional Court in Germany decided to affirm Hanwha Q CELLS' patent infringement case on solar cell passivation techniques that can be used in PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology.

SolarWelt using teamtechnik stringers in new 400MW German assembly plant

New Germany-based PV module manufacturer SolarWelt has signed a volume order with Freiberg-based PV stringer specialist teamtechnik to enable the production of monocrystalline half-cut PERC (166 x 83 mm cells) with 9 busbars into high-efficiency modules at its planned facility in Thuringia.

Yingli Green enters court restructuring in China

Struggling PV module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy said that its main manufacturing and sales subsidiary has entered court-appointed administration to restructure its debt obligations.