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Trina moves to buy 72,000 tons of Tongwei polysilicon for 210mm operation

The Chinese giant plans to further strengthen the supply chain for solar modules based on 210mm wafers by establishing joint ventures with its rival.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Module manufacturers call on government to ease PV glass limits

China’s largest PV manufacturers claim limits placed on solar glass production two years ago, to prevent over production, are now causing an industry bottleneck.

German PV production equipment suppliers see worst sales slump since industry hit rock bottom

Industry body the VDMA said business fell 55% from the final three months of last year to the first quarter of this year for the worst retreat since 2012. The nature of the order book and sales figures can both be explained by the global progress of Covid-19, according to the organization.

NexWafe secures $9.4 million for kerfless wafer project, targets 50% cost reductions

NexWafe GmbH has completed €8 million (around US$9.4 million) in financing for the next stage of its kerfless wafer manufacturing plans. The company sees big market potential for the product, which projects cost reductions of 50%.


Meyer Burger receives third significant order in a week

Meyer Burger’s solar PV manufacturing equipment is in vogue at the minute, as the company has enjoyed a flurry of new orders in the last week, the most recent a CHF 8 million (USD 7.9 million) order from one of the company’s existing European customers.

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