US Module Maker First Solar Announces Alabama As Home To Its New Manufacturing Facility With 3.5 GW DC Annual Capacity
Thursday, 17 Nov 2022
First Solar management has announced Alabama’s Lawrence County as the location of its new solar PV module manufacturing facility which will have an annual capacity of 3.5 GW DC and which on completion will take the company’s US manufacturing capacity cumulatively to over 10 GW by 2025.
Toledo Solar To Expand US Solar Module Manufacturing Capacity To Europe & Central Asia After Turkey’s Kordsa Joined
Thursday, 20 Oct 2022
Turkish advanced material manufacturer Kordsa has invested in US solar module maker Toledo Solar Inc (TSI) and acquired rights to open Toledo Solar fabs across Europe and Central Asia, starting with Turkey and Central Europe, building GWs of thin film solar capacity.
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022
US based cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film solar panel manufacturer Toledo Solar wants to increase its annual manufacturing capacity at the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio fab to 2.8 GW by 2027 ‘in response to’ surging demand and passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA).
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2022
The US government’s Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Accelerator Consortium (CTAC) is inviting proposals for small projects to accelerate CdTe technology development to award a maximum of $2 million through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), aiming to support US manufacturing.
Thin Film Panel Maker First Solar To Build New 3.5 GW Factory In Southeast US; May Plan Further Expansions
Tuesday, 30 Aug 2022
US based CdTe solar PV module manufacturer First Solar will build a new manufacturing facility in the country with 3.5 GW DC annual capacity after the US government made it certain it will support such efforts with financial and regulatory incentives.
Tuesday, 02 Aug 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Accelerator Consortium (CTAC) to accelerate the development of CdTe solar cells with cell efficiencies over 24% and module costs below $0.20 per W by 2025.
Thursday, 28 Jul 2022
First Solar is on a roll as the American solar module manufacturer lands module supply deals after module supply deals, and today it has announced securing 2.4 GW DC worth of capacity from its existing client Intersect Power for its US projects.
Tuesday, 26 Jul 2022
French renewable energy developer Akuo Energy has contracted American thin film solar module maker First Solar, Inc to supply it 500 MW DC modules for its projects in the US, Europe and other regions.
US Department of Energy Invites Proposals To Support CdTe & Perovskite Solar Technologies As Part Its PV R&D And Solar Manufacturing Incubator Projects
Friday, 15 Jul 2022
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $56 million funding opportunity for commercializing silicon free thin-film PV technology, perovskites and for projects that promote reuse and recycling of solar technologies, as the country seeks to develop local and clean energy supply chain.
Friday, 14 Jan 2022
The order book of American solar module maker First Solar, Inc for its CdTe thin film modules is fast filling up with the latest 1.2 GW DC order coming from Boston based utility scale solar, wind and energy storage company Swift Current Energy.
Loughborough University Claims To Have Found Why Chlorine Treatment Improves Power Conversion Efficiency Of CdTe Solar Modules
Thursday, 26 Aug 2021
Researchers at the UK’s Loughborough University have found what they call as the ‘missing piece’ of the fact that chlorine treatment helps improve power conversion efficiency of cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules.
First Solar Breaks Ground On 3rd Manufacturing Facility In Ohio; 3.3 GW DC Facility To Cost $680 Million & Will Enter Operations In H1/2023
Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021
First Solar, Inc. the American manufacturer of thin film solar PV modules, has broken ground at its new and 3rd manufacturing facility in Ohio that on completion is to have 3.3 GW DC annual capacity.
Polysilicon Free Solar PV Production Coming To India: America’s First Solar Plans To Set Up 3.3 GW DC Vertically Integrated Thin Film Solar Module Factory In Tamil Nadu By H2/2023, Pending ‘Satisfactory’ Approval Of Indian Government Incentives
Friday, 30 Jul 2021
US based thin film solar module manufacturer First Solar, Inc. has chosen the state of Tamil Nadu in India to set up a fully vertically integrated PV thin film module facility in the country with 3.3 GW DC nameplate capacity.
Singulus Technologies To Support GW Level CdTe Thin-Film Solar Modules Production Plans Of China’s CNBM With Production Equipment Supply Under MoU Signed At SNEC 2021
Monday, 07 Jun 2021
China’s lightweight building materials manufacturer, China National Building Material Company (CNBM) is expanding its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film solar module production capacity across China to an output volume of more than 1 GW.
First Solar Introduces Series 6 CuRe As ‘World’s Most Technologically Advanced Thin Film Solar Module’; Claims ‘Lowest’ Warranted Degradation Rate Of 0.2% Annually
Monday, 19 Apr 2021
American solar panel maker First Solar, Inc. has claimed the lowest warranted degradation rate of 0.2% annually for its Series 6 CuRe, and says this is the lowest for any commercially available PV module product to date.
Metals Miner Rio Tinto To Construct New Plant To Recover Tellurium—Critical Mineral For Thin Film Solar Panels—From Copper Refining In Utah, US With 20 Tons Annual Production Capacity
Tuesday, 09 Mar 2021
Metals mining giant Rio Tinto is building a new tellurium plant in Utah state of the US, expecting to produce close to 20 tons annually. The company believes this plant would create a new North American supply chain for this critical mineral.
CNBM Group Companies To Form Joint Venture For Thin Film Solar Cell Fab In Ruichang, China With 100 MW Annual Production Capacity
Friday, 24 Apr 2020
China National Building Material (CNBM) will get into production, sales and installation of thin film solar cell/module and solar equipment in China under a joint venture (JV) through its indirect subsidiary, CNBM New Material.
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