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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: China’s Photovoltaic Cell Production to Exceed 60GW

China Photovoltaic Industry Association Secretary-General Wang Bohua expects that Photovoltaic Cell Production will exceed 60GW in 2017 despite complex international trade environment and other challenges. It is worth taking a minute to appreciate to have a high opinion of what China is doing in solar right now. China, already known for its iconic Great Wall […]

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Perovskite photovoltaic cells hit new world efficiency record

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have smashed the world efficiency record for perovskite photovoltaic (PV) cells. The 12.1% efficiency rating was for a 16 cm2 perovskite solar cell, the largest single perovskite photovoltaic cell certified with the highest energy conversion efficiency, and was independently confirmed by the international […]

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Tesla to team up with Panasonic to collaborate on manufacturing of photovoltaic cell and module production

Tesla and Panasonic have entered into a non-binding letter of intent under which they will begin collaborating on the manufacturing and production of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules in Buffalo, New York. Under this agreement, which is contingent upon shareholders’ approval of Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, Tesla will use the cells and modules in a […]

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Heraeus Photovoltaics, JinkoSolar partners to develop new generations of super PV cells

Heraeus will work with JinkoSolar’s new R&D efforts in efficient black silicon cells and n-type cells are expected to further increase the cell efficiency. Heraeus Photovoltaics has signed a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with JinkoSolar to jointly develop new-generation Super PV Cells with higher efficiency and lower costs. Additionally, the agreement includes exploring energy markets […]

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Heraeus Photovoltaics and Tongwei Solar Will Together Develop New Generations of Solar Cell Technologies

  Heraeus Photovoltaics and Tongwei Solar will conduct joint research and development of new-generation efficient front side silver paste, with the goal of leading the industry standard. Heraeus Photovoltaics, the supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced that it has established a cooperation agreement with Tongwei Solar on the R&D and applications of […]

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Heraeus Photovoltaics, Meyer Burger join forces to pave the way for new heterojunction solar cell technologies

Heraeus and Meyer Burger are developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Best Known Methods (BKM) for the heterojunction solar cell production at Meyer Burger. Heraeus Photovoltaics and Meyer Burger have formed a cooperation to further drive the development of heterojunction (HJT) solar cell technology. With efficiencies above 23 %, heterojunction solar cells are regarded as […]

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Evonik Launches New Processing Aids For Improving Photovoltaic Wafer Cutting

German speciality chemicals firm Evonik has launched its new processing aids portfolio under the brand name TEGO® Surten E in China. The firm claims that new additives improve the performance and efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) wafer cutting, leading to better overall performance and production efficiency of solar modules. With many countries, including China, pledging their […]

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MIT, Standford scientists use machine learning for pervoskite solar cell development

Perovskites are a family of materials that are currently the leading contender to potentially replace today’s silicon-based solar photovoltaics. They hold the promise of panels that are far thinner and lighter, that could be made with ultra-high throughput at room temperature instead of at hundreds of degrees, and that are cheaper and easier to transport […]

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Kolkata-based solar PV cell maker raises Rs 170 crore

Kolkata-based Solar photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturer Jupiter International has raised ₹170 crore from funds managed by wealth management firm Edelweiss Alternative Asset Advisors (EAAA). The funds will be utilised as growth capital to enhance its manufacturing capacity, the Kolkata-based company said on Sunday. The company plans to set up a new greenfield capacity of 2,000 […]

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