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Interview: Uninterrupted cell production helps fast-track Indian solar manufacturing

Maximilian Germann, head of sales at German stringer experts M10 Industries, explains to pv magazine about the benefits of uninterrupted cell production from a cost and quality perspective, and how Indian solar companies are beginning to put long-term opex ahead of short-term capex concerns.

Tongwei to invest $1.8bn to build two 10 GW solar cell factories in China

Massive 12 billion yuan ($1.8 billion) investment part of Chinese solar firm’s goal to boost its production capacity to 30 GW and become world’s largest solar manufacturer.

Interview: keys to durability, and why it counts

From cost-per-watt on day one to output over 25 – 30 years: The understanding of value in the PV sector has begun to shift. Dow Chemical’s Brian Habersberger spoke to pv magazine about the materials helping inform and drive the transition.

Jakson Group to add 1.25 GW of solar manufacturing capacity in India

The Indian energy solution provider Jakson is making an INR 7 billion ($0.11 billion) investment to build 1 GW of solar module manufacturing capacity and a 250 MW solar cell manufacturing plant in Gujarat.

Bürkle presents faster lamination for crystalline modules at EU PVSEC

Bürkle has optimized its current process time for glass-backsheet and glass-glass modules by more than 20%, which will reduce the manufacturing cost per module by up to 10%, depending on the module configuration.

Vikram Solar launches new monocrystalline product line SOMERA

SOMERA series uses PERC monocrystalline solar cells reaching module area efficiency up to 19.05% (for 60 cells) and up to 18.45% (for 72 cells).

Borosil opens 2mm fully tempered solar glass production facility

Indian company Gujarat Borosil claims to have developed the world’s first 2mm fully tempered solar glass for glass-glass solar modules.

EU PVSEC: New Polyolefin-based backsheet challenges traditional PET-based backsheets

At EU PVSEC 2017, which took place in Amsterdam last week, two companies presented Polyolefin-based backsheet performance and claimed these are superior to polyester-core-layer-based backsheets.

Havells ties-up with SolarEdge to provide inverter solutions in India

Electrical equipment group Havells and Israeli inverter maker SolarEdge have revealed plans to provide inverter solutions for 50 MW of residential, commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects across India in financial year 2017-18.

Jinchen to install 600 MW of lamination equipment in India by November 2017

Jinchen Machinery Co Ltd, has commissioned 2 GW of manufacturing lines in India, and to continue its growth in the country the company is further planning to open its own service and spare part centers.

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