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JA Solar Reports New World Record of Output Power for 60-cell mono-Si PV Modules

Chinese solar panel manufacturer JA Solar Holdings announced on December 12 that the output power of its 60-cell PV modules assembled by mono-Si PERC cells has exceeded 325W. The actual output power of 326.67 W measured and certified by TUV SUD sets a new world record for 60-cell mono-Si PV modules.

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First Solar unveils first functional Series 6 PV module and expands production facility in Vietnam

U.S. module manufacturer First Solar announced yesterday the unveiling of the first functional Series 6 thin film photovoltaic module off the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio, new production line. Presented during a meeting with investment analysts at the Perrysburg facility, the large area Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) glass-on-glass module was part of the first batch of material run completely through the recently activated line.

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Hanwha Q CELLS Achieves New World Record in Multicrystalline Solar Module Efficiency

Photovoltaic cells manufacturer Hanwha Q CELLS announced today that it has achieved a world-record-breaking multicrystalline solar module efficiency. The independent Fraunhofer ISE CalLab confirmed the record module efficiency rating of 19.5% in relation to the aperture area and a power output of 301 watts. The efficiency record has been published in the widely referenced Efficiency Tables of the renowned scientific journal “Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications” in June 2016.

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Schmid Group to Establish a Fully Integrated PV Manufacturing Plant in Iran

The German  PV equipment supplier Schmid Group announced this week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) to start a collaboration to establish a fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Iran. The state of the art manufacturing facility will include the entire photovoltaics value chain, including the production of polysilicon wafers, solar cells and modules.

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Trina Solar announces Launch of Operations at Thailand Solar Cell Factory and $143M in Financing

Trina Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic PV modules, solutions, and services, announced last week the official launch of operations at its new manufacturing facility in Thailand.

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