Perovskite solar production

Toray Engineering to Ship Large Size Slot-die Coater for GW Perovskite Production Line

Toray Engineering says that it will ship large size slot-die coaters for an upcoming Gigawatt scale (GW) perovskite production line. The first shipment is scheduled in the second quarter of 2024.

This upcoming production line will be the world’s largest perovskite PV production line, with a glass size of over 2 meters in size. Toray plans to ship multiple large-scale (over 2 meter) slot-die coaters in 2024 for perovskite production.

Toray Engineering’s slot-die coaters have already been used worldwide in perovskite coating processes in several installations. The company reports that market and customer demand is on the rise, and several companies are planning to construct large-area perovskite production lines, with glasses over 2.4 meters in size. Toray Engineering has produced and sold over 800 large-size slot-die coater systems, and is the only company that has successfully produced and shipped large slot-die coaters.

Read the full story Posted: May 02,2024

Maxwell launches HJT perovskite tandem cell equipment facility

It was reported that solar production equipment maker Maxwell recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for its HJT perovskite tandem cell equipment facility, located in Wujiang District, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. 

The company is investing about RMB 5.4 billion ($750.16 million) in the facility focused on research and manufacturing of next-generation HJT perovskite tandem cells. The construction is scheduled to be completed within 2 years.

Read the full story Posted: Mar 26,2024

Verde Technologies makes progress with coating technology in a pilot with Verico Technology

U.S-based University of Vermont spinoff, Verde Technologies, has reported progress with its thin film coating technology in a pilot with contract manufacturer Verico Technology, demonstrating that its coating processes are transferable to existing commercial roll-to-roll manufacturing lines.

The companies completed the deposition of perovskite solution on a flexible substrate measuring 76.2 cm x 6,096 cm using standard manufacturing processes, equipment, and environmental conditions. The novel coating tool and process received the name Verde Slot Coating.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 17,2024

Sekisui Chemical to initiate perovskite PV production in Slovakia

Reports suggest that Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Denisa Sakova, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan's Sekisui Chemical.

Sekisui Chemical is designing lightweight perovskite solar technology and aims to commercialize its flexible panels in 2025. “We are interested not only in working together on the expansion of this technology in Slovakia, but at the same time we also want to explore the possibilities of locating the production of such panels in our country,” said Sakova.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 13,2024

Shenzhen Hiking PV to set up perovskite-silicon tandem PV factory

Shenzhen Hiking PV has announced plans to set up a joint venture with a state-run investment company to build gigawatt-level perovskite/polysilicon tandem cell and panel production lines in a new factory in Zhongshan, Guangdong province, China. 

The factory is planned to have a total capacity of 7 GW of perovskite/polysilicon tandem cells, with an investment of CNY 5 billion (around USD$700 million). The plan is to build the plant in three phases.

Read the full story Posted: Feb 03,2024

Perovskia launches factory for indoor solar cell manufacturing

Switzerland-based Perovskia recently announced it is establishing a factory in Aubonne, Switzerland, to produce a million custom-designed perovskite devices annually. 

Perovskia is a spinoff of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). It was founded to develop the market for customized perovskite solar devices as battery replacements. 

Read the full story Posted: Jan 30,2024

China-based RenShine Solar launches new 150MW perovskite PV line

China-based RenShine Solar has announced the completion of its 150MW perovskite PV module project in Changsgu, which started in April 2023. 

The Company said it has switched on the 150 MW perovskite cell production line. The China-based perovskite manufacturer aims to achieve mass-scale production of perovskite panels with a size of 1.2m*0.6m and an efficiency of 20% by mid-2024. It said it will focus on the development of gigawatt-level production lines to further expand its capacity. 

Read the full story Posted: Jan 14,2024

Akcome to invest $140 million in HJT-perovskite tandem solar cell facility

Chinese energy company Akcome has announced an investment of approximately 1 billion RMB (~USD 140 million) to establish a research and production base for heterojunction-perovskite tandem solar cells.

The initiative will be led by Akcome’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Akcome Future Technology Co., Ltd., in collaboration with the Hangzhou Qianjiang Economic Development Zone Management Committee.

Read the full story Posted: Jan 03,2024

GCL announces new perovskite solar cell plant

GCL Group Holdings, a major Chinese solar materials maker, has reportedly begun building 'the world's biggest perovskite solar cell factory' in the city of Suzhou.

The plant’s production capacity will reach two gigawatts, according to GCL Photoelectric Materials. The new facility will be built in two phases and the products will be 2.4 meters in length and 1.2 meters in width, the Company'srecent statement specified.

Read the full story Posted: Dec 28,2023