The drive by China-based PV panel manufacturers to shift sales overseas after the impact of China's 531 New Deal in 2018 is starting to make a positive impact on companies starting to guide first half year financial results.
Major PV materials supplier Heraeus Photovoltaics had launched six, next-generation, high-performance metallization pastes at this year’s SNEC PV Power Expo, which characterises the rapid pace of the upstream PV industry’s renewed focus on technical advancements and cost reductions.
The PV industry is undergoing rapid technology changes that have been driven by the well documented, swift adoption of monocrystalline wafers. Less well understood is that, within this wafer technology transition comes a shift to larger wafer sizes and this includes p-type and n-type mono-Si wafers.
Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) has secured new orders from a major China-based manufacturer of solar cell and module manufacturing automation systems.
Perovskite solar cell developer, Oxford PV has secured £34 million in new funding for a 200MW heterojunction (HJT) solar cell line from Meyer Burger to start production of perovskite - silicon tandem cells in 2020.
Leading ‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar has set its sights on PV module shipments globally in 2019 reaching between 14GW to 15GW, which would be a new industry record for a module manufacturer after setting a new shipment benchmark of 11.4GW in 2018.
PV module manufacturer, Seraphim Solar System Co was established back in 2011 and PV Tech has known the company from its formative years. Yet, there have been periods in the past when things went almost silent on the news front, not helped by the fact that the company has remained private over the years.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar has achieved ‘Top Performer’ status in the 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard report issued by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) in collaboration with DNV GL, for the fifth consecutive time.
TÜV Rheinland has awarded the first small group of PV module manufacturers with certification against LeTID (Light and elevated Temperature Induced Degradation), also known as Carrier Induced Degradation (CID).
Major China-headquartered PV module manufacturer, Jiangsu Seraphim Solar System Co has received ‘Top Performer’ status in PVEL’s (PV Evolution Labs) 2019 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the PID (Potential Induced Degradation) test.
Perovskite-based PV manufacturer, Saule Technologies expects to have its first prototype production line ready in the fourth quarter of 2019, which will produce flexible, lightweight, semi-transparent, single junction solar substrates with 10% conversion efficiencies.
Trina Solar has launched a new high-performance module series using large-area n-Type monocrystalline TOPCon (Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact) cell technology in both half-cut 144 (72-cell) and 120 half-cut (60-cell) configurations.