Monday 30 October 2023
Circular economy (1)Recycling of solar panels (part 1)
Circular economy is an economic system focusing on the reuse or regeneration of products or materials. The concept is to extend the life cycle of materials and products through 5Rs--reducing,...
Thursday 25 October 2018
Quasi-mono-Si wafers can reach mono-Si quality at poly-Si cost, says CSI
Solar-grade quasi-monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) wafers based on the manufacturing process of polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) wafers can achieve over 95% of the quality of mono-Si...
Monday 16 July 2018
Taiwan solar-grade poly-Si wafer makers suffer from China PV installation control
The China government on June 1 announced plans to control PV installation, leading to drastic reduction in PV demand in the China market and consequently bringing large negative impact...
Friday 12 January 2018
China solar firms keen to adopt MCCE
China-based solar firms are keen on adopting MCCE (metal-catalyzed chemical etching) to treat the surface of diamond wire cut (DWC) poly-Si wafers, while Taiwan makers have mostly...
Friday 5 January 2018
China polysilicon prices to remain stable till mid-February
Mainstream prices for polysilicon in the China market stand at CNY155-156 (US$23.7-23.8)/kg at present and will remain unchanged until mid-February 2018 mainly because supply is tight,...
Thursday 14 December 2017
Consolidation seen among China solar poly-Si wafer makers
China-based solar-grade poly-Si wafer makers face a wave of cnsolidation as many of them have either gone bankrupt or seen financial difficulties.
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Mono-Si more competitive in PERC in 2018
While PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) technology can hike conversion efficiency of both mono-Si and poly-Si solar cells, PERCs are expected to see more adoptions in 2018 in...
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Mono-Si, poly-Si solar wafer price gap narrows to US$0.10
The gap between quotes by China-based makers for solar mono-Si and poly-Si wafers shrank from over US$0.15 in October 2017 to US$0.14-0.15 in early November and further to US$0.10...
Friday 3 November 2017
Xi'an LONGi lowers solar mono-Si wafer price
Solar mono-Si wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has lowered prices for its wafers by 6.7% from CNY6.00 (US$0.91) to CNY5.60 in the China market, according to media reports.
Wednesday 18 October 2017
PV Taiwan 2017 kicks off, but uncertainty lies ahead for global market
The 2017 Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Taiwan 2017) is running October 18-20 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, highlighting key technological innovations...
Friday 29 September 2017
China makers setting up solar poly-Si wafer plants
China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, CETC Shanxi New Energy Technology and Tongwei Group are constructing solar poly-Si wafer plants with annual production capacities...
Wednesday 26 July 2017
Taiwan solar cell makers lag in using diamond wire-sliced solar-grade polycrystalline wafers
While China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are speeding up replacement of slurry slicing ingots with diamond wire slicing to reduce production costs, and the...
Thursday 20 July 2017
Taiwan makers see rising demand for poly-Si solar cells
Taiwan-based solar cell makers have seen significantly rebounding orders for polycrystalline models since May 2017, and the corresponding prices have risen 20% as well, according...
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Taiwan makers lag behind in polycrystalline black silicon solar cell production
Taiwan-based solar cell makers is lagging behind their China-based peers in adjusting manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black silicon models, according to industry...
Wednesday 5 July 2017
China poly-Si solar wafer makers shifting to diamond wire slicing
China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing and many of them will completely use diamond wire slicing around...
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