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Anti-dumping duties of 42% will apply to German, Italian and Spanish companies, including Schmid, Joint Solar Silicon, MEMC Electronic Materials and Siliken Spain.
A one-off windfall from a restructured solar sector deal resulted in stratospheric profits for the polysilicon giant.
With an eye on the burgeoning PV market in the MENA region, the testing and certification organizations are bolstering test offerings for PV systems in desert conditions with simulated sandstorms.
It is the highest efficiency ever achieved on an industrial screen-printed PERC silicon solar cell, according to the German company.
The move is part of the power and technology group's full integration of the U.S. inverter manufacturer ahead of this year's major trade fairs.
The Stuttgart-based ZSW will work with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. The five-year collaboration will drive research into the performance of thin film cells under desert conditions.
Employing tin instead of lead, the new cell may well lead to an environmentally friendly breakthrough in photovoltaics.