US-headquartered Hybrid Cell Technology (HCT) module producer Sunpreme has appointed Sweden-based solar developer and installer, PPAM SOLKRAFT as a channel partner with emphasis on promoting its bifacial modules for future projects that benefit from using the technology.
Major materials supplier Heraeus Photovoltaics has entered into a new strategic technology partnership with China-based multicrystalline solar cell producer, Solar Space, also known as Zhonghui Photovoltaics (Jiangsu Solar Space Photovoltaic Technology Co.), which was established 2010.
Struggling former ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Yingli Green Energy is putting greater emphasis on high-efficiency N-PERT monocrystalline ‘PANDA’ bifacial modules as a key part of its potential business turnaround.
Next-generation thin-film technology start-up NanoFlex Power said it was part of a consortium awarded a US$6.5 million contract from the US Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office to develop high power, flexible, and lightweight solar modules for portable power applications.
Conductive inks specialist PV Nano Cell is joining forces with major materials firm, Merck to develop and deploy its single-crystal, nanometric inks such as copper and silver to expand its applications.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) said it had received a volume order from a confidential customer located in China for its ‘Decima’ Gemini systems and ‘Veritas’ wafer and process mapping software to be integrated into new high-efficiency bifacial cell production lines.
Updated: Bankrupt integrated PV module manufacturer SolarWorld AG has appointed Macquarie Capital to undertake a worldwide search for a major new investor in the entire group to avoid complete closure of the company.
Struggling former ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Yingli Green Energy has appointed both independent financial and legal advisors to help resolve its debt repayment issues to bondholders after several years of stagnation and recent new demands for payment after partial defaults.
Guangdong Aiko Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd (Aiko Solar), merchant solar cell producer has launched a high-efficiency P-type mono-PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) bifacial solar cell with front-side cell efficiency >21% and rear-side >15%. The company showcased the bifacial cell at SNEC 2017.
The vast number of announcements related to P-type mono PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) production in the last 18 months have primarily related to integrated cell and module producers shifting in-house production to the high-efficiency cells, as conventional multicrystalline Al-BSF (Aluminium-Back Surface Field) solar cells reach efficiency limitations.