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Hanwha Q Cells holds steady in Q3, expects bigger Q4

The Korean manufacturing giant posted a slight drop in revenue and profits for the third quarter ending September 30th, but expects to achieve total module shipments in the range of 5.5 GW to 5.7 GW for the full year 2017.

Kepco, LSIS finish 28 MW in northern Japan

Korea Electric Power Corp. (Kepco) and LS Industrial Systems (LSIS) have finished building a 28 MW solar project on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, backed by 13.7 MWh of storage capacity.

Korean scientists increase stability for perovskite cell

A joint group of researchers from South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and the Korean Institute of Energy Research has developed a method for increasing the stability of perovskite solar cells using low cost fluorine.

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SunPower: Any trade action should apply to everyone but us

The high-efficiency solar maker asks for Section 201 action to include First Solar’s thin film products, but to exclude its back contact crystalline silicon solar as a unique product.

Suniva, SolarWorld double down on trade proposals

As the first half of the Section 201 remedy hearing comes to a close, Suniva and SolarWorld have made a case for a combination of tariffs and either quotas or a 74-cent minimum module price, and foreign governments have sought exemptions.

Korean Peninsula tensions having little impact on solar relations with China, says analyst

Despite reports suggesting China’s anger at South Korea’s deployment of anti-missile defense systems has aggravated a slump in Korean solar imports, analysis of import data shows this not to be the case.

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1366 Technologies, Hanwha Q Cells hit 20.3% cell efficiency with Direct Wafer process

U.S. based PV innovator 1366 Technologies, and Korean PV manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS have announced a new performance record for cells produced using 1366’s Direct Wafer technique. The cells achieved 20.3% efficiency, which has been independently confirmed by Fraunhofer ISE.

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Profits rise again for Hanwha Q Cells in second quarter

With revenue and gross profit up on Q1, the South Korean vertically integrated solar company continues strengthening its financial position, reducing its debt-to-equity ratio by 80%.

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UNIST achieves 22.1% efficiency in perovskite solar cell

Researchers at South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) announced a new world for efficiency in hybrid inorganic-organic perovskite solar cells, at 22.1%.

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Australia’s Redflow seeking AU$14.5m, shifts focus to lead-acid replacement market

Australian stock exchange-listed battery maker Redflow has announced a AU$14.5 million ($11.25 million) funding round, as the Brisbane-based company takes its manufacturing base offshore and turns its attention to a market “sweet-spot” including the off-grid, telecom, commercial and industrial sectors.

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