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German-led consortium aims for 33% efficient perovskite-silicon solar cell

The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Institute for Materials and Components in Electronics at the University of Hannover, as well as Centrotherm, Singulus, Meyer Burger and Von Ardenne are involved in a research project aimed at achieving a 27% conversion efficiency for silicon solar cells based on perovskite.


Large orders from Asian solar manufacturers boost Centrotherm

Enormous order intake is ensuring high production capacity utilization at the German PV equipment provider. The company said demand was particularly strong for high-efficiency solar cell production equipment in Asia. Thus far this year, however, that has not been reflected in the balance sheet.

Five hot PV module and cell takeaways from SNEC

While lacking the swarming crowds of previous years, the 2019 SNEC in Shanghai remained a focal point of the global PV industry when it comes to industrial solar cell and module manufacturing and technology. Here are five hot technology takeaways from the pv magazine team on the show floor and conference sessions.


Centrotherm order intake from PV industry remains below expectations

The German PV equipment provider has improved sales and results in the first half of the year. The company, however, received more orders from the semiconductor and microelectronics industries. In the next 12 months, centrotherm expects new orders from the Chinese solar industry.

Centrotherm reports increasing order intake

The solar PV equipment provider saw its sales decrease in the past financial year. It has improved its results and an order intake, however, which is expected to have a positive impact on sales this year.

Centrotherm achieves slightly better results

The German PV equipment supplier reports a stronger order intake for the first half of this year. Turnover, however, was lower than last year.

Centrotherm lowers outlook for 2017

The German PV equipment supplier expects to post a loss for this year, due to a €11 million compensation paid to Algerian company CEEG.

Centrotherm’s order intake rose 55% in 2016

The German PV equipment manufacturer saw its order intake grow by 55% to €141.8 million (US$152.3 million) last year. The solar division was able to increase its turnover by 31%.

QSTec begins manufacturing activities at polysilicon factory in Qatar

The Qatar-based polysilicon manufacturer has begun producing polysilicon at its factory in Doha. The facility has a current annual production capacity of 8,000 MT, but QSTec confirmed its plans to expand it to 50,000 MT.

Centrotherm books €80 million in cell equipment orders in three months

German PV equipment supplier centrotherm booked a €45 million (US$48 million) monocrystalline solar cell equipment order today, bringing its total bookings for the last three months to €80 million ($85 million).

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