AccuStrata Inc., a company based at the University of Maryland Research Park, has signed a contract to enhance performance and yields for a large crystalline silicon
solar cell manufacturer in India, PR Newswire has reported, citing company officials.
According to the two entities, this is a world record for p-type silicon and a European record for crystalline silicon
Sino-American is currently Taiwan's No.2 supplier of crystalline silicon
wafers, turning out 1.2 gigawatts of the materials a year.
As the inset diagram shows, the roughly1-micron defect results from a three-dimensional deformation of the lattice structure of crystalline silicon
. The butterfly pattern emerges only when the deformation is viewed at one of several select angles.
The company's patented crystalline silicon
technology, known as String Ribbon, uses significantly less silicon than conventional approaches.
Metallurgical engineer William Clark and his colleagues start the process by welding together two thin slices of crystalline silicon
. If the evenly spaced rows of atoms in the two slices are aligned precisely, then the crystals bond perfectly and the boundary disappears.
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today announced the remedy recommendations that it will forward to the President in its global safeguard investigation regarding imports of crystalline silicon
photovoltaic cells (whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products).
Shun Feng Photovoltaic International Ltd, a new high-tech enterprise integrating the R&D, manufacturing, sale and technical service of crystalline silicon
solar cell and wafer, is planning to raise USD100m, to USD200m, Dow Jones has reported, citing a source familiar with the situation.
recently announced it will furnish a factory in Taipei County with production lines for turn out crystalline silicon
ingots enough for making 300 megawatts of solar cells, its photovoltaic subsidiary Green Energy Technology Inc.
The PV industry has been experiencing a shortage of electronic-grade silicon used in the crystalline silicon
PV modules, which has led crystalline silicon
PV module suppliers to initiate work in thin film-based photovoltaic materials not affected by the silicon material shortage.
JIANGSU Sunpower Pressure Vessels Equipment Manufacturing, an arm of mainboard-listed Sunpower Group, announced that it has been offered a 94.8 million yuan contract by Inner Mongolia Tongwei High-Purity Crystalline Silicon
Specializing in crystalline silicon
wafers for semiconductor chips and solar cells, Sino-America plans to compete for contracts from the Texas State Government for over 10 megawatts of modules through its Texas affiliate Globitech Inc.