Wednesday 29 July 2009
China state-run firm to set up micro-Si thin-film PV line
A state-run enterprise in China is setting up a micromorphous silicon (micro-Si) tandem-junction thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module production line with an initial annual capacity...
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Taiwan-based a-Si thin-film PV module makers suffer operating losses
Taiwan-based makers of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules have suffered operating losses because product prices have dropped to below US$2/watt, according...
Friday 17 July 2009
Ritek succeeds in trial production of thin-film PV modules, paper says
Taiwan-based optical disc maker Ritek has claimed success in its trial production of 600x1,200mm CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules at an energy...
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Taiwan-based Green Energy Technology to invest in PV power plant in Spain
Taiwan-based solar wafer and thin-film module maker Green Energy Technology (GET) will invest 11.357 million euro (US$15.9 million) in November-December 2009 to set up a PV power...
Thursday 25 June 2009
CIGS thin-film PV equipment maker NanoWin lands orders from China
NanoWin Technology has obtained an order for two turnkey production lines of CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules from a client in western China...
Thursday 25 June 2009
Auria Solar receives TUV certification for micro-Si tandem thin-film PV
Taiwan-based Auria Solar announced on June 24 that it has obtained certification from Germany-based TUV Rheinland for micromorphous silicon (micro-Si) tandem-junction thin-film PV...
Wednesday 24 June 2009
Ulvac to offer micro-Si tandem thin-film PV equipment in Taiwan
Japan-based Ulvac Technologies will soon offer turnkey equipment for making micromorphous silicon (micro-Si) tandem-junction thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules at an energy conversion...
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Marketech develops PECVD equipment for thin-film solar cells
Marketech International, a Taiwan-based LCD equipment maker, has developed plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) equipment for producing thin-film solar cells, according...
Friday 19 June 2009
China top-5 power distributors looking to step into thin-film PV segment
The top-five state-run enterprises generating and distributing conventional electricity in China are all evaluating the feasibility of stepping into production of thin-film photovoltaic...
Thursday 18 June 2009
Taiwan makers of a-Si thin-film PV equipment rely on imported PECVD
Taiwan-based makers of equipment for producing amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules still rely on imports of PECVD (plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition)...
Wednesday 17 June 2009
PV capex cuts to ease capacity growth in time for recovery, says IC Insights
Much like the boom-to-bust IC industry in recent decades, manufacturers of solar cells and thin films have also had a difficult time matching investments for new production capacity...
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Taiwan makers to co-develop CIGS thin-film PV equipment
Taiwan-based equipment makers plan to co-develop CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV equipment by sharing the costs and their respective know-how, according to industry...
Friday 12 June 2009
ITRI develops 3.5G turnkey solution for thin-film PV production
The government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has successfully developed 3.5G turnkey equipment for making amorphous silicon or micromorphous silicon tandem-junction...
Wednesday 10 June 2009
Spot quotes for a-Si PV modules fall to US$1.7/watt
China- and Taiwan-based makers of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules with conversion rates of 6-7% have lowered their spot prices to US$1.7/watt, according...
Monday 8 June 2009
Taiwan should implement aggressive renewable energy policy, says Applied chairman
Taiwan should be more active in following the worldwide trend where leading economies are rushing to capitalize on renewable energy to create a green economy that will be accompanied...
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