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.
Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022
US based renewable energy developer Swift Current Energy will procure 2 GW DC worth of thin film solar modules from local manufacturer First Solar for its utility scale solar PV projects spread across North America.
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).
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.
Germany’s Manz To Exit CIGS Thin Film Equipment Production; Swiss CIGS Maker Flisom Gets Marna Interested
Monday, 01 Aug 2022
German solar PV equipment manufacturer Manz AG has terminated its contract with China’s Chongqing Shenhua Thin Film Solar Technology regarding supply of its machines for the latter’s CIGSfab, and also decided to exit the solar manufacturing business altogether.
Friday, 29 Jul 2022
Increasing solar module sales has enabled First Solar to improve its net sales for Q2/2022 by $254 million from last quarter to a total of $621 million, but declined 8% YoY, as it lowered its earnings guidance for 2022 citing legacy systems business .
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.
Friday, 29 Apr 2022
American CdTe solar module manufacturer First Solar, Inc says decrease in module sales volume, ASP and lower project revenues in Japan pulled down its Q1/2022 revenues of $367 million 59% QoQ and 54% YoY, even as it booked 11.9 GW DC new capacity during the reporting quarter alone.
Friday, 11 Mar 2022
German production equipment supplier Manz AG has decided to book €21.6 million non-cash impairment for its solar business stating the uncertainty surrounding the completion of an order of its CIGS thin-film manufacturing equipment by China’s Shan.
Friday, 04 Mar 2022
A subsidiary of Japan’s SoftBank Group, SB Energy Global LLC has contracted US based CdTe thin-film solar module maker First Solar, Inc to supply 1.5 GW of its panels for the company’s 4 GW strong solar and storage project development pipeline in the US.
Tuesday, 01 Mar 2022
UK headquartered thin-film solar technology company Power Roll Limited has opened its pilot manufacturing facility on a former colliery site in UK’s County Durham, calling it the world’s 1st such facility to produce low-cost, lightweight and flexible solar film.
Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022
Israel headquartered thin film solar film supplier Apollo Power has bagged an order from e-commerce major Amazon for its technology to be deployed on the rooftop and at the sidewalk of the latter’s logistics center in France.
Friday, 08 Oct 2021
Renewable energy financier and operator Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) of Australia has picked up a 60% stake in the Netherlands based green energy technology firm High yield Energy Technologies (HyET) Group.
Power Roll Of UK Joins Hands With Thermax Group To Explore Lightweight Solar Film Market Potential Of India & Set Up Manufacturing Base
Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021
UK based lightweight flexible solar film developer Power Roll will be expanding its production capacity to India under an agreement with Pune based Thermax Group.
Delft University Of Technology Vouches For Up To 19.7% Power Conversion Efficiency For IBC CIGS Cells Using Absorber Layer With Low Defect Density
Tuesday, 16 Jun 2020
An optimal geometry and engineered bandgap grading can boost the power conversion efficiency of a new interdigitated back-contacted (IBC) structure up to 17%.
Midsummer Thin Film Solar Panels Integrated With Roof Tiles For Swedish Roof Manufacturer Benders; First Installation Achieved
Thursday, 16 Jan 2020
Under its business strategy of contract manufacturing for customized solar solutions, Midsummer has developed thin film solar panels integrated with roof tiles manufactured by Benders whose first installation was completed for a Swedish home (in the picture).
Switzerland’s Empa Reports 20.8% Conversion Efficiency For CIGS Solar Cells On Flexible Polymer Substrate Improving On Its Previous Mark With 3 Major Changes
Monday, 08 Jul 2019
Achieving a 20.8% record efficiency for a CIGS thin film cell on a flexible substrate show the potential of the technology.
10 kW Heliatek Organic, Carbon Molecules Solar Films Applied To Schneller Mühle Grain Silo To Generate 6,700 kWh Solar Power With Lechwerke; Heliatek Puts Up HeliaSol Films For Samsung Electronics In South Korea
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
It is exciting to see what PV technology is capable of doing. In the latest related development, thin solar foils from Germany based manufacturer Heliatek have been pasted on some 230 m2 area of a grain silo in Donauwörth, Germany.
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