News on multicrystalline

News on suppliers, market trends and technology innovations in polysilicon and wafer production is selected, assessed and written for you by Bernreuter Research.

Direct wafer process of 1366 Technologies

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U.S.-based start-up 1366 Technologies has made more progress with its wafers directly formed from molten silicon than it was speculated after the company cancelled a 250 MW factory in upstate New York.

Direct wafer process of 1366 Technologies

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GCL-Poly, the world's largest manufacturer of multicrystalline solar wafers, has initiated research in direct wafer growth from molten silicon.

polysilicon chunks

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Several factors are playing a role in driving up the current polysilicon spot price.

Presentation by GCL System Integration at EU PVSEC 2017: Industrially feasible PERC cells on diamond wire sawn multicrystalline silicon wafers textured by RIE towards 20.78% efficiency

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More efficient Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell (PERC) technology will soon gain ground on multicrystalline cells made of cost-cutting diamond-wire-sawn wafers with a so-called ‚black-silicon’ texture.

Diamond wire saw with monocrystalline silicon ingot

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Many Chinese producers of multicrystalline solar wafers have accelerated their transition to lower-cost diamond wire slicing and will complete the switch by the end of 2017, Digitimes reports.

Monocrystalline silicon ingot

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Solar Intelligence, the market research arm of PV-Tech, forecasts that monocrystalline solar cells will jump to a market share of 49% in crystalline solar cell production in 2018.