China-based PV manufacturer GCL System Integration Technology (GCL-SI) has broken its own solar cell average efficiency for its self-developed PERC cells in mass production by utilizing Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) technology - reaching 20.6% from 20.1% in February.
The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has elected to launch an investigation into Suniva’s trade complaint under Section 201 of the 1974 Trade Act. The body will decide whether to raise import prices on modules as per the bankrupt module manufacturer’s request.
3D-Micromac’s ‘microCELL’ TLS is a highly productive laser system for separation of standard silicon solar cells into half cells. The microCELL TLS meets cell manufacturers demands for retaining the mechanical strength of the cut cells.