A strong trend towards larger wafers and also larger modules can be observed. The further developments of high-efficiency technologies result in a higher market share with simultaneous cost reduction of the end product.
In the third quarter, incoming orders for solar equipment manufacturers reach level of the beginning of the year. Sales are expected to stabilize in the fourth quarter. China, the most important export market, is growing again.
The International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) is running and regularly updated by VDMA with contributions of internationally leading crystalline Silicon (c-Si) producers, wafer suppliers, cell manufacturers, module manufacturers, PV equipment suppliers, production material providers, as well as PV research institutes and consultants. The objective of the ITPRV is to ensure constant cost reduction and efficiency increase through technology advancements in the performance of c-Si products.
Dr. Jutta Trube explains why the production of solar modules should return to Europe and under which conditions this step can be worthwhile. She explains the results of a VDMA study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
Machines improve our lives – on a large and small scale. Whether for our health, food or the many means of transportation that we use; whether we are looking at the ground deep below the sea or from high above – we need machines and people who utilize their skills to make the world a better place to live. That is the aim of mechanical and plant engineering. Humans – Machines – Progress.
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