First Solar executives losing hair over first ‘Series 6’ panel produced

Leading thin-film manufacturer First Solar highlighted at its 2017 Analyst Day event that it had recently fabricated the first functional CdTe Series 6 thin-film panel at its Perrysburg, Ohio plant, which is spearheading the transition to the larger format at all of the company’s manufacturing plants based in Malaysia and Vietnam.

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LONGi highlights strategic goals at inaugural PV ModuleTech

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member and the largest integrated monocrystalline manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology revealed its key strategic goals for 2019 at the inaugural PV ModuleTech conference being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Plain vanilla vs module innovation – PV ModuleTech 2017

PV module manufacturers hoping to get new technologies taken up by the market quickly and at scale need to generate as much information as possible from testing houses and certification bodies for the finance community to consider their product, according to a representative of one of the world’s largest solar developers.

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Imminent PV ModuleTech event unites entire value chain

Having waited many years for such a far reaching event to come together, the solar industry has just a few hours more to wait before the inaugural PV ModuleTech 2017 kicks off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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First Solar reports record quarterly bookings of 4.5GW

Thin-film manufacturer First Solar reported record Q3 bookings of 4.5GW taking the company’s order book to 7.4GW for shipments out to 2020.

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JinkoSolar pushes p-type monocrystalline PERC solar cell to new efficiency record

Leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member JinkoSolar has reported a record conversion efficiency for a P-type monocrystalline PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) solar cell of 22.78% and verified by the Chinese Academy of Science Testing Laboratory.

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LONGi Solar plans 22% record PERC cell in production at end of 2017

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member and the largest integrated monocrystalline manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology said its subsidiary, LONGi Solar would ramp volume production of its PERC (Passivated Emitter Rear Cell) technology by the end of 2017.

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PV ModuleTech: Making sense of solar panel developments

PV Tech talked with PV Lighthouse’s Malcolm Abbot ahead of PV ModuleTech 2017, being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 7-8 November 2017. Malcolm will be a guest speaker at the event.

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First Solar backs Suniva and SolarWorld in Section 201 case

Thin-film module manufacturer First Solar has backed the petitioners in the Section 201 trade case, the first intervention the company has made so far.

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NTPC tenders 225MW of solar under DCR in Uttar Pradesh

India’s largest utility NTPC has tendered 225MW of solar using local content rules at Billhaur in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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India reveals solar firms to be sampled in anti-dumping investigation

India’s Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD) has published a letter revealing which Chinese, Taiwanese and Malaysian solar cell producers and exporters will be sampled in its ongoing anti-dumping investigation.

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