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SolarWorld Comments on Trade Action

The following statement is attributable to Juergen Stein, U.S. president of SolarWorld: “The case of Suniva dramatically demonstrates that the U.S. solar manufacturing industry still suffers from unfair trade. In particular, highly subsidized Chinese companies as well as other producers are globally dumping their products, forcing competitors to take losses, lay off workers and exit the […]

Suniva Initiates Global Safeguards Petition

Suniva, Inc., recently filed a petition for global safeguards under Section 201-202 of the Trade Act of 1974, designed to protect American jobs in the rapidly deteriorating U.S. solar manufacturing industry.This action comes as U.S. solar manufacturers face serious injury from the ongoing and increasing influx of foreign imports, which continue to drive down domestic […]

SCHMID DW PreTex: Crowd-puller at the SNEC

At the SNEC in Shanghai the SCHMID Group celebrated the trade show premiere of its latest development: DW PreTex for the texturing of diamond-wire-cut multi-wafers. Again, it became clear: Based on the intensive dialog with its customers the company group, founded in 1864, develops efficient processes that ensure massive cost savings in PV production. “With our […]

Amtech Announces Significant Accelerated Follow-on Order for Bi-facial N-type Technology Turnkey Line

Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, recently announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, received a follow-on order for the second phase of a multi‑phase 1GW project, in addition to the order for the first phase announced in January 2017. This turnkey order […]

Amtech Announces Significant Accelerated Follow-on Order for Bi-facial N-type Technology Turnkey Line; Includes High Throughput PECVD & Diffusion Systems

Amtech Systems, Inc., a global supplier of production equipment and related supplies for the solar, semiconductor, and LED markets, recently announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, received a follow-on order for the second phase of a multi‑phase 1GW project, in addition to the order for the first phase announced in January 2017. This turnkey order […]

DSM introduces high performance Anti-Soiling coating for solar cover glass. Same sun. More power.™

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today unveiled its new Anti-Soiling (AS) coating for Photovoltaic (PV) solar glass. The new coating provides a unique combination of anti-soiling and anti-reflective properties, and is aimed specifically at PV modules in dry, desert-like climates. It delivers a performance win-win for the growing number […]

ET Solar and DSM announce strategic partnership to accelerate market penetration of PV modules featuring unique sustainable and durable backsheets

ET Solar, a differentiated global top-quality PV module provider, and Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today signed a strategic partnership agreement to commercialize PV solar modules featuring unique sustainable and durable backsheets. These backsheets can make a significant contribution to further lowering the levelized cost of energy (LCOE).Under the agreement, […]

3D-Micromac launches the second generation of its high-performance microCELL OTF laser systems at SNEC 2017

The high-performance production solution for Laser Contact Opening (LCO) of PERC solar cells achieves an outstanding throughput of 8,000 wafers per hour 3D-Micromac AG, the industry leader in laser micromachining and roll-to-roll laser systems for the photovoltaic, medical device and electronics markets, is presenting its highly productive microCELL systems for laser processing of crystalline solar cells […]