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China-531 to accelerate demise of multi; polysilicon consumption decline to 3g/W by 2022

Sep 06, 2018 1:03 PM BST By Finlay Colville, Head of Research, PV-Tech & Solar Media Ltd., Solar Media. Much has been written and voiced over the past couple of months in the PV industry, following the so-called China-531 policy announcement that finally provided a wake-up call to Chinese manufacturers that their domestic end-market was not going[…]

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The ultra-pure, super-secret sand that makes your phone possible

The processor that makes your laptop or cell phone work was fabricated using quartz from this obscure Appalachian backwater. BY VINCE BEISER https://www.wired.com/story/book-excerpt-science-of-ultra-pure-silicon/ FRESH FROM CHURCH on a cool, overcast Sunday morning in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Alex Glover slides onto the plastic bench of a McDonald’s booth. He rummages through his knapsack, then pulls[…]

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Solar manufacturing must grow by another 100GW in three years – PV CellTech 2018

By Tom Kenning Mar 14, 2018 7:57 AM GMT Having just reached the 100GW annual capacity level, the solar manufacturing industry must hit another 100GW within three years to meet demand, according to prominent industry figure Pierre Verlinden, who until recently was the long-standing chief scientist of ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Trina Solar.[…]

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Mono and multi production 50:50 in 2018, but mono is the future

By Finlay Colville, Head of Solar Intelligence, Solar Media. Mono c-Si cell production is forecast to account for 49% of all c-Si cell production in 2018, and will become the dominant technology used in the PV industry by 2019, according to new research contained in the latest release of the PV Manufacturing & Technology Quarterly[…]

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HPQM Completes Groundworks and Preliminary Drilling Programme

HPQ Materials is pleased to announce that all seed round works including Groundworks and Drilling have been successfully completed safely and under budget with high purity quartz encountered at depth. After completing a successful seed round funding in early December 2016, the Company immediately launched a preliminary drilling and sampling campaign at the Sugarbag Hill[…]

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Frost & Sullivan: Energy Storage and Renewable Energy to witness accelerated growth in 2016 despite low oil prices

SINGAPORE, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The extreme weather patterns and environmental occurrences experienced across the Asia Pacific region have brought to the forefront the urgent need for countries to work together and reach an agreement on actionable solutions to limit global warming. Examples of recent incidents include drought and severe haze in Southeast Asia,[…]

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Malcolm Turnbull unveils $1 billion innovation statement

Monday, 7 December 2015 | By Denham Sadler The government’s flagship $1 billion innovation statement has been revealed, focusing on facilitating more private investment in early-stage startups and collaboration between the public sector and private businesses. Announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the CSIRO headquarters in Canberra on Monday afternoon, the statement includes 24[…]