Meyer Burger secures €185 million to expand cell capacity
June 16, 2021The Meyer Burger group closes a syndicated loan agreement for EUR 125 million and a factoring agreement for EUR 60 million. The debt financing of EUR 185 million serves to expand the annual production capacity to reach 1.4 GW of solar cells in Thalheim (Bitterfeld-Wolfen), Germany and 1 GW of modules in Freiberg, Germany.
SAR converter with PGA achieves dynamic range of 125 dB
June 11, 2021[ib][b]Question:[/b] Could a 16-bit SAR converter application reach a dynamic range of 125 dB at 600 kSPS?[/ib]
Northvolt raises $2.75 billion to expand Swedish gigafactory
June 09, 2021The Swedish battery manufacturer says it has signed a USD 2.75 billion private placement to finance further battery cell production capacity and R&D efforts. The company is looking to expand its Swedish gigafactory, Northvolt Ett, from 40 to 60 GWh of annual capacity.
Massive fire at Chinese polysilicon plant
June 09, 2021Daqo New Energy, a Chinese manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon, has been pointed out as the company who suffered an "explosion" at a polysilicon plant in Shihezi City, Xinjiang, China yesterday.
Freyr and Eguana team up to develop battery modules
June 03, 2021Freyr and Eguana Technologies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of battery modules with "superior cost and performance" for Energy Storage Systems (ESS), including the supply of battery cells made at Freyr's production facilities currently under development in Mo i Rana, Norway.
GCL-SI Hefei-based factory to start production in September
June 02, 2021Chinese PV company, GCL System Integration (GCL-SI), says it expects to start operation of its factory in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, in September this year.
Simple circuit measures relative intensity of two light sources
May 28, 2021[ib]Question:[/ib] Can I measure the difference between two light sources with an instrumentation amplifier?
Daimler Truck AG and CATL expand global partnership
May 28, 2021Commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Truck AG and lithium-ion battery manufacturer and developer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL) announced the intensification of their existing partnership
Meyer Burger opens high tech module factory in Freiberg, Germany
May 26, 2021After opening the solar cell production in Thalheim (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Saxony-Anhalt) few days ago, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd is now opening its high tech module factory in Freiberg (Saxony) as planned.
Xerotech to develop next-gen battery safety tech for ESA
May 25, 2021Xerotech, a manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems, says that it will qualify one of its core proprietary battery safety technologies for space applications in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA).
Ford forms battery joint venture with SK Innovation
May 24, 2021Ford and SK Innovation have signed an MoU to create a joint venture – to be called BlueOvalSK – to produce approximately 60 GWh annually in traction battery cells and array modules, starting mid-decade, with potential to expand.
Meyer Burger opens new plant in Thalheim, Germany
May 19, 2021The 'Solar Valley' is once again becoming a symbol for a successful European solar industry. In addition to a good infrastructure, Meyer Burger relies on trained and experienced personnel in the region.
50 billion transistors on a fingernail-sized chip
May 12, 2021IBM has unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip announced with 2 nanometer nanosheet technology.
KORE Power is eying three potential sites for US battery plant
May 12, 2021Evertiq has previously reported that the battery cell technology company is scouting U.S. locations for a one million square foot lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant. KORE Power now announces that it has narrowed down its search to locations in either Arizona, Florida or Texas.
GaN IC company Navitas to go public
May 10, 2021GaN Power ICs specialis, Navitas Semiconductor, has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special-purpose acquisition company. The transaction, which values the combined entity at $1.4 billion, will result in Navitas becoming a publicly-traded company.
Manz AG receives notification of funding of €70 million
May 03, 2021Manz AG has received official notification from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Ministry of Economics for funding in the amount of approximately EUR 70 million.
Ford accelerates battery R&D with new battery centre
April 28, 2021Ford is launching a new global battery centre of excellence – called Ford Ion Park – to accelerate its R&D of battery and battery cell technology, including future battery manufacturing.
Meyer Burger signs contracts with several wafer suppliersLoad more news
April 22, 2021All suppliers assure that the wafers are made of polysilicon, which comes from the European manufacturer Wacker.