News (photovoltaics)

 
Flexible lightweight solar panels from Midsummer (photo: Midsummer AB)

Midsummer receives good ratings for its environmental focus according to Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating

Sustainalytics, a leading provider of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis, places Midsummer AB (Stockholm, Sweden), developer and supplier of advanced solar energy technology solutions, in the top quarter of semiconductor companies from around the world thanks to the company’s splendid environmental focus.

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Saule Technologies’ large scale, printed, flexible, perovskite module (photo: Saule Technologies)

EPKI: New European initiative in the field of perovskite-based solar technology

Perovskite-based  solar  cells  have made tremendous progress over the last decade achieving  outstanding lab-scale efficiencies of 24.2% early 2019 in single-junction architecture and to an astonishing 28% in tandem (perovskite associated with crystalline silicon), turning it into the fastest-advancing solar technology to date.

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Meyer Burger divests its wafering business to Precision Surfacing Solutions

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (Thun, Switzerland) recently announced that it will sell its photovoltaic and specialised materials (e.g. semiconductor and sapphire glass industries) wafering equipment and service business to Precision Surfacing Solutions (PSS) (formerly Lapmaster Wolters Ltd), a global supplier of equipment and services for surface enhancement technology. As part of the transaction, significant parts of Meyer Burger’s current production facilities in Thun as well as around 100 employees involved in the wafering technology portfolio in Thun and the relevant service locations worldwide will also be transferred to PSS.

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