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Role of quality materials in solar systems in harsh weather conditions

SolarPV.TV has recently attended a great event in Dubai: “Solar Shams Program: Selecting the right component materials for solar panels in demanding climates” organised by MESIA with the support of JinkoSolar & DuPont. We spoke to Dr. Stephan Padlewski, Marketing Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions about the role of quality materials […]

Solar Quality and Reliability & the Supply Chain

During Solar Power International 2015 Laura Azpilicueta, Global Sales and Marketing Director at EVASA  & SOLARUNITED Quality and Reliability Committee Chair moderated an exciting executive panel discussion Solar Quality and Reliability & the Supply Chain with the following industry leaders: (Module Manufacturer) Luan Kuqi, VP Global Marketing & Sales, Risen Energy (Material supplier)Alex Bradley, Principal Investigator at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions […]

Heterojunction Technology (HJT) by Meyer Burger

Solar cells, based on heterojunction technology are cells based on an already known cell principle, which is yet being used industrially by only one company. Since 2008, Meyer Burger is cooperating with the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, in order to further develop this cell concept, and has developed the corresponding heterojunction cell manufacturing systems.  The […]

Meyer Burger sells CHF 22 million solar PV equipment and technologies to the Russian company Hevel Solar

Hevel LLC, the largest integrated solar company in Russia, has placed an order with Meyer Burger for the supply of high-end systems for the qualification of crystalline solar wafers, the coating and performance measurement of heterojunction cells, as well as SmartWire Connection Technology for connecting cells. These Meyer Burger systems will develop Hevel’s existing technology […]

Coveme EBFoil

Backcontact is a winning solution and, integrated with the latest generation photovoltaic modules (MWT, EWT and IBC), represents the beginning of a new technological era in the photovoltaics industry. This technology significantly reduces production costs through high-efficiency cells and land innovative module production process. The automation of the production process reduces near to zero the […]

Silicor Materials, AMTS close USD 8.9 million project management contract for solar silicon plant in Iceland

Silicor Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality solar silicon and aluminum by-products, today announced the signing of a contract with AM Technical Solutions (AMTS) – a construction and project management and facility solutions firm for the high tech markets – for the project management of Silicor’s first commercial-scale plant in Grundartangi, Iceland. The project is […]

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Concludes Legally-Binding Contracts for the Announced Delivery of Production Machines for CIGS Thin-Film Modules

Following SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG’s announcement on Tuesday, May 24, about the signing of the letters of intent, now the respective, legally-binding contracts for the delivery of production machines for CIGS solar modules were concluded with a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise China National Building Materials (CNBM). The finalization of the project’s financing is also […]

PV EXPO Japan 2017: Marubeni’s Solar & Cleantech Business At a Glance – Alessandro Fujisaka, Marubeni America Corporation

Today, in our special coverage of PV EXPO Japan 2017 held recently in Tokyo, we present you our exclusive talk to Alessandro Fujisaka, Department Manager at Marubeni America Corporation. It was interesting to learn about 25 years Marubeni’s history in solar but even more interesting about its current milestones and strategy for the years to come.

IDRO and SCHMID Group start collaboration to set up a fully integrated PV manufacturing facility in Iran

Memorandum of Understanding between IDRO and SCHMID Group to produce photovoltaic modules in Iran Iran is progressing with its strategic plan to diversify the country’s energy resources by increasing the share of renewable energies in the country’s energy mix, putting major emphasis on technology ownership and highest degree of localization. The Industrial Development & Renovation […]

GCL-Poly Buys SunEdison Silicon Assets for $150M

According to a filing on last Friday, GCL-Poly, a Chinese firm that produces solar polysilicon and wafers, as well as develops solar farms, bought SunEdison’s once billion-dollar business for $150 million. UBS was a financial advisor to GCL in the deal. GCL lists the “target assets” as “solar materials businesses including relevant platform, people, intellectual property processes […]

Wacker Chemie sees full capacity at its new $2.5 billion polysilicon plant in Tennessee in Q3

German speciality chemicals group Wacker Chemie expects its new $2.5 billion polysilicon plant in Tennessee to reach full production during the third quarter, it said on Monday. The plant in Charleston, Wacker Chemie’s biggest ever single investment, can produce more than 20,000 metric tonnes of polysilicon – a material needed to make solar cells – […]

Intersolar Europe 2017: New Technologies and Efficiency Concepts in PV Production Technologies

The investment trend in the photovoltaics industry (PV industry) is carrying through into 2017: Numerous PV manufacturers are set to build new production facilities or retrofit existing capacity this year. Innovative technologies are increasing the efficiency of solar cells, and at the same time, reducing manufacturing costs. Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the […]

Solar in India: PM Narendra Modi said to plan $3.1 billion boost for India’s solar factories

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is planning a 210 billion-rupee ($3.1 billion) package of state aid for India’s solar panel manufacturing industry, according to two officials.  The so-called Prayas initiative, short for for “ Pradhan Mantri Yojana for Augmenting Solar Manufacturing,” a central-government plan designed to lift India’s installed photovoltaic capacity as well as to create an export industry, […]

COVEME on the U.S. solar market: building a sustainable growth – Michele Vannini, Coveme Spa

Diana Dehm at Sustainability News & Entertainment, our host at Solar Power International 2015 in Anaheim speaks to Michele Vannini, Business Manager, Coveme Spa about the company’s achievements on the U.S. and international solar markets and strategy for the year 2016. Michele also shares with us his long term vision of solar business and comments […]


EVASA is a young and innovative company which has invested a lot of time to improve the lamination process in terms of reliability and durability of solar panels. On the basis of these studies EVASA was able to develop a product with which the protection of the panel can be guaranteed for 25 years.

COMEVE – The Value of Innovation

Can one be passionate about  PET film? We at Coveme believe so, because this is simply what 40 years of engineering polyester has taught us. We treat, coat, heat-stabilize and laminate PET for a wide range of applications, and are proud to know that our materials give a vital contribution “behind the scenes” to the […]

DSM expands solar portfolio with innovative photovoltaic backsheet films

DSM, a global company active in health, nutrition and materials, has entered into a commercial alliance with Chinese backsheet producer Suzhou Sunshine New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. to extend its offering to the solar photovoltaic (PV) market. DSM will exclusively market the Sunshine portfolio of innovative PV backsheet products based on patented Sunshine technology outside […]

Encapsulants for an evolving industry: An interview with Evasa Global Sales and Marketing Director Laura Azpilicueta

In this exclusive interview at the World Future Energy Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi, Laura Azpilicueta, Global Sales and Marketing Director at EVASA updates us on the current developments at the company including new markets expansion as well as new product portfolio. Laura also gives us her impression about the current status and perspectives for […]