No Double-Glass Packaging; Chinese Producer’s Metallization Technique Paves Way For Single-Glass Packaging
Thursday, 14 Sep 2023
Chinese solar module and backsheet producer Jolywood says a new PV cell injection metallization technology developed by the company can pave the path for designing TOPCon modules based on glass-backsheet configuration, while double-glass is the state-of-the-art.
US Agency Identifies Accelerated Testing Protocols To Get Perovskite Solar Cells Ready For Commercialization
Tuesday, 12 Sep 2023
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the US has developed accelerated indoor stability testing protocols that it believes can help predict the actual functioning of perovskite solar cells in real conditions, thus nudging the technology towards commercialization.
The Latest On PERC & TOPCon Cell Texturing Techniques Using Alkaline and Acidic Solutions, Inline Processing And Dry Etching Innovations
Tuesday, 15 Aug 2023
In a previous article on solar cell processing, we discussed about surface preparation steps in PERC/TOPCon cell production (see Solar Cell Surface Preparation). We now look into the texturing process.
Comprehensive Overview Of Latest Developments And Equipment Specifications Related To PERC And TOPCon Cell Production
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2023
Just in about a year time since TaiyangNews published the market survey on PERC cell production equipment May 2022, the PV manufacturing sector experienced a swift and transformative evolution.
Leadmicro Chief Scientist Baochen Liao Talked To TaiyangNews About The Key Enablers for TOPCon Cell Production
Friday, 14 Jul 2023
Leadmicro offers production equipment solutions for mass production of TOPCon solar cells, while Tube-type PECVD attracts the center stage. Tube-type PECVD is currently one of the two main approaches used for applying the rear passivation stack in TOPCon processing.
Friday, 07 Jul 2023
in his Keynote Presenation at the TaiyangNews Global PV System Technology Trends H1/2023 Virtual Conference, Markus Fischer, Steering Committee Chair of ITRPV shared the latest trends along the solar module value chain from the recently released International Technology Roadmap for PV 2023.
Solar Cell Production Equipment Vendors Expand Offerings, Introducing Turnkey Solutions for HJT Solar Cell Production
Wednesday, 05 Jul 2023
In addition to selling HJT cell production equipment for individual process stations, a few equipment vendors are also offering turnkey solutions.
Tuesday, 06 Jun 2023
Chinese vertically integrated solar PV manufacturer Trina Solar has announced achieving 26% mass production efficiency for its n-type i-TOPCon advanced solar cell technology resulting in module output of over 700W.
TaiyangNews & SNEC Solar Leadership Conversations With Solarlab Aiko Europe Managing Director Christian Peter
Sunday, 04 Jun 2023
At the world’s largest solar trade show SNEC 2023 in China, TaiyangNews met up with Dr Christian Peter, the managing director of Solarlab Aiko Europe of the leading solar PV cell and module manufacturer Aiko Solar.
Reduction Of Indium Consumption Is A Hot Topic In HJT Processing As Aluminum Doped Zinc Oxide Emerges As Alternative To ITO For TCO Application
Tuesday, 02 May 2023
After we discussed microcrystalline silicon as a promising alternative to doped amorphous silicon for HJT emitter layers in an earlier article, we now look into the second half of deposition in HJT processing (see HJT Processing: Shifting To Micro Silicon Layers).
Half Wafer Processing And Thinner Wafers Becoming Standard Practice In HJT Solar Cell Production, Leading To Increased Efficiency And Cost Savings
Monday, 10 Apr 2023
One of the most significant wafer-related developments is half cell processing, which is becoming inevitable in the case of larger wafer formats for solar cells and modules, as shown in our monthly Top Module efficiency rankings.
IIT Mandi Team Proposes Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition To Produce Metal Oxide Layers For Solar Cells
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed what they term as a low-cost process to produce ultrathin films of metal oxides from cheaper starting materials using aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD) tec.
Video: Dr Sascha Esefelder Of Wavelabs Presented About LED IV Characterization For Solar Cells At TaiyangNews Conference
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023
Wavelabs’ Product Development Director Dr Sascha Esefelder discussed high-throughput IV-classification of high efficiency silicon solar cells at the recent TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Solar Cell Production Equipment & Processing Materials.
Video: Wang Zhenhua of HANS PV Presents Latest On Thermal Processes & Use of Lasers in Solar Cell Processing at TaiyangNews Event
Monday, 20 Mar 2023
At the TaiyangNews Virtual Conference on Solar Cell Production Equipment & Processing Materials 2023, Wang Zhenhua, General Manager of HANS PV’s Vacuum Coating Product Line, discussed the role of thermal processes and the use of laser technology in solar cell production.
Video: Boachen Liao of Leadmicro Presents Research on Achieving Reliable Passivation Mechanism for p-Type Silicon Substrates
Friday, 17 Mar 2023
Prof Boachen Liao, Chief Scientist of Leadmicro, spoke at a recent TaiyangNews event about realizing reliable passivation mechanism for p-and n-type silicon substrates while presenting the Chinese company’s PERC/TOPCon turnkey solutions with key deposition tools ALD/PEALD/PECVD.
Tongwei Signs 100 MW PV Module Deal With Austrian Minlea & More From LONGi, JinkoSolar, Shangji Automation, SolarPlus
Monday, 06 Mar 2023
Tongwei introduces its PV modules to Austrian Minlea; LONGi raises silicon wafer prices; JinkoSolar launches BIPV alliance; Shangji Automation signs RMB 13.6 billion sales deals; SolarPlus to build factory in Kuming.
Wednesday, 04 Jan 2023
SPIC begins construction of its 5 GW HJT cell and module facility; RoboTechnik delivers new HJT cell copper electroplating equipment; Allwin to establish subsidiary for HJT PV facility.
UCLA Claims Neodymium Augmented Perovskites Render Enhanced Durability & Efficiency To Perovskite Solar Cells
Tuesday, 20 Dec 2022
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently found adding neodymium ions directly to halide perovskite, instead of adding protective layers, leads to higher efficiency and durability for perovskite solar cells, paving the .
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Launches Joint Research On Thin-Film Perovskite Solar Cells With Sekisui Chemical
Friday, 16 Dec 2022
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has embarked on a research project with local plastics manufacturer Sekisui Chemical that will deploy its thin-film perovskite solar cells on a portion of Tokyo’s Morigasaki Water Reclamation Center to assess power.
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