Photocells

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Services

Sunpreme wins $5 Million Award to Develop Advanced Copper Plating Manufacturing Technology for their Heterojunction Solar Cells from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative

September 19, 2016

Sunpreme to develop the next-generation of high-performance, low-cost photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technology LAS VEGAS - Sunpreme, a world-leader in high-efficiency PV cell and module manufacturing, announced today that they have received a $5M award from the U.S. Department of Energy, to develop an advanced manufacturing toolset and process technology for low-cost copper metallization of... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Optics & Photonics

LG Solar Showcases Award-Winning Cell Technology, New Modules At Solar Power International

September 15, 2016

LG Demonstrates Industry Leadership with Award-Winning Bi-Facial Cell Technology, Commercial Grade Modules LAS VEGAS - LG Electronics USA's innovative collection of solar modules and technologies on display at Solar Power International (SPI) this week is headlined by the brand new LG NeON™ R module with "Back Contact" cell technology. LG Solar is also unveiling the award-winning NeON™ 2... Read More

Optics & Photonics

Monocrystalline Solar Modules come in 62- and 70-cell variants.

September 13, 2016

Leveraging PERC-based Q.ANTUM technology, Q.PEAK monocrystalline solar modules include 60- and 72-cell form factors with respective capacities reaching up to 305 Wp and 370 Wp. Model Q.PEAK BLK-G4.1 consists of 60-cell, all-black module that reaches up to 300 Wp output; white back sheet option reaching up to 305 Wp will also be available. Featuring 72 cells, Q.PEAK L-G4.2 features white back... Read More

Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Amtech Announces Next Generation Solar PECVD Order in July

August 9, 2016

PECVD Backlog Now Totals 1.4GW and Includes PECVD/ALD Package Solution for PERC Cells TEMPE, Ariz. - Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, today announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, Inc., has received an order in July of approximately 400MW for its next generation solar PECVD... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Services

ASM Alternative Energy Contributes to Significant Fine Line, High Aspect Ratio Conductor Printing Result on PERC Solar Cells

August 8, 2016

Working alongside long-time partner, Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), ASM Alternative Energy (AE) has recently contributed to some of the industry’s most impressive solar cell printing results. Utilizing an ASM AE Eclipse metallization platform, VectorGuard™ Fine-Line Stencils, and precision metal squeegees in combination with ISFH’s proven PERC solar cell production... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

Canadian Solar to Showcase New Products at 2015 Solar Power International

September 21, 2015

GUELPH, Ontario,  - Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that the company will participate in the 2015 Solar Power International (SPI) exhibition to be held September 14-17, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. During this annual exhibition, Canadian Solar will... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

Hanwha Q CELLS Reveals Next Generation of Q.ANTUM Technology at Solar Power International 2015

September 15, 2015

- At booth 2505 in Hall B, Hanwha Q CELLS showcases the Q CELLS brand's range of products and solutions, from cells to modules to systems - Current Q.ANTUM technology and next generation prototypes take module efficiencies to up to 18.9% and power classes to up to 345 Wp - The latest Q.ANTUM module Q.PLUS-G4 has just won the "Solar Industry Award 2015" in the category "Module Manufacturing... Read More

Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

Natcore Technology Makes First Laser-Processed All-Low-Temperature Solar Cell.

October 28, 2014

Newest innovation to marry black silicon and laser technologies. RED BANK, N.J. -- Incorporating its proprietary advances in laser-processing technology, scientists at Natcore Technology (TSX-V: NXT; NTCXF.PK) have created an all-low-temperature, laser-processed solar cell. Their latest device does not require temperatures above 350 degreesC for any process step. This development sets the stage... Read More

Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

Solar Module features glass-on-glass cell encapsulation.

October 28, 2014

Diamond module (double module) utilizes heat-strengthened glass and is PID (Potential Induced Degradation) free with anti-PID cells and encapsulated material. With no metal module frame, grounding is not required. Design withstands humid, elevated temperature, sandstorm, and UV conditions and also exhibits resistance to salt corrosion. Rated for 1,500 V systems, module exhibits power... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics

PV Cells and Modules incorporate 4-busbar technology.

September 22, 2014

Featuring modules with power output up to 260/265 W (60-cell), Violin series is built for dependability. Distance between busbars helps decrease degree of current lost in transmission. Design, which reduces resistance between cell arrays while promoting efficacy of module conversion and cells, also lowers risk of finger interruption with optimized screen printing. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Amtech to Exhibit at 8th Annual SNEC Solar Industry Exhibition & Conference in Shanghai, China May 20-22, 2014

May 21, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. – Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced that the Company, along with its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, will exhibit at the 8(th) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics, Thermal & Heating Equipment

Solar Industry Showing Recovery with Rapid Increase in Firing Furnace Sales

May 16, 2014

Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – As the solar industry begins recovering; manufacturers are again turning to Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider. The company has seen a rapid increase in firing furnace sales since the first of the year, including the new Safire with Dri-Tech Dryer. With these tools solar manufacturers are able to realize an increase in overall... Read More

Green & Clean, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics

Amtech Announces $10M in Solar Orders from Solar Technology Leaders; Obtains Second PECVD Production Order

March 6, 2014

TEMPE, Ariz. – Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced it has received approximately $10 million in new solar orders, including orders for its diffusion and PECVD systems from respected solar technology leaders in Korea... Read More

Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

MOTECH to Unveil New Generation, High Efficiency Monocrystalline Cell at Solar Power Industry Meeting and International Press Conference

October 25, 2013

New technology delivers peak efficiency over 20.5% for increased value NEWARK, Del. -- MOTECH today announced it will introduce a new generation Monocrystalline solar cell, called, 'Sirius,' as part of its participation at the Solar Power International (SPI) meeting and International Press Conference in Chicago, IL.  Sirius is a technological advance with an industry leading peak conversion... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

DEK Solar's Apollo Metallization Platform Wins Prestigious Solar Industry Award

October 8, 2013

DEK Solar continues to be recognized for its important contributions to the advancement of photovoltaic (PV) technology and this week collected its fourth Solar Industry Award.   DEK Solar's Apollo integrated cell manufacturing metallization platform won this year's Solar Industry Award in the PV Tool category, providing further validation of the system's ability to deliver increased... Read More

Adhesives & Sealants, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

Heraeus to Offer New Metallization Pastes for N-type Solar Cells at EU PVSEC 2013

October 3, 2013

HANAU, Germany – The Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit will be exhibiting at this year's EU PVSEC, to be held in Paris from October 1-3 (EU PVSEC Conference: September 30 - October 4) and will showcase their new metallization pastes for n-type solar cells. Heraeus provides their customers with the complete family of pastes for the metallization of bifacial n-type solar cells. The new... Read More

Green & Clean, Optics & Photonics

Four-Junction Solar Cell achieves peak efficiency of 43.6%.

May 30, 2013

Designed to maximize conversion efficiency of commercial concentrator photovoltaic systems, Four-Junction Solar Cell uses two dual-junction sub cells grown on different III-V compound materials, which allows optimal band-gap combinations tailored to capture broad range of solar spectrum. Using substrate-bonding and layer-transfer technologies to stack non-lattice-matched materials, cell... Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean, Materials & Material Processing, Optics & Photonics

DuPont(TM) Solamet® Photovoltaic Metallizations Boost Power in New JA Solar Cypress Panels

May 20, 2013

SHANGHAI – DuPont Microcircuit Materials (DuPont) and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JA Solar), recently collaborated to achieve a reported 19.4 percent solar cell efficiency. The new JA Solar Cypress solar module is made with the most advanced DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization paste materials. Advances in Solamet® metallizations have doubled the efficiency of solar cells over... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Green & Clean, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics, Printing & Duplicating Equipment, Software

Dek Solar to Showcase Latest PV Innovations at SNEC

May 15, 2013

Print process experts confident new technologies will ensure industry is ready for upturn in solar market DEK Solar, a leading provider of print process solutions is showcasing its latest innovations at the solar industry’s premier event in Shanghai this month. The 7th Annual Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNEC) Photovoltaic Power Expo, which takes place 14th to 16th May, 2013 will see... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

New for Chinese PV Industry: Camera-based Quality Inspection Systems for Retrofitting Cell Testers/Sorters with Inline Color Classification

April 19, 2013

WIESBADEN, Germany and SHANGHAI – The demand for high quality solar cells is increasing worldwide. This imposes pressure upon cell producers to sort cells reliably and fully automatically. Camera-based quality inspection and cell classification can be integrated into existing cell testers/sorters. At SNEC 2013 VITRONIC presents to the Chinese PV industry its VINSPECsolar VCOFLC1 camera system... Read More