Sweden’s Midsummer Bags Over €32 Million From European Commission To Expand Manufacturing Capacity With ‘Mega-Factory’
Friday, 14 Jul 2023
Swedish solar cell manufacturer Midsummer’s plans to set up a new 200 MW ‘mega-factory’ to roll out thin-film solar cells have secured financial support from the European Commission’s Innovation Fund under 3rd call for large scale projects.
First Solar Accuses Toledo Solar Of ‘Deceptive Activities’ & False Representation Of Its Own Modules
Thursday, 25 May 2023
First Solar Inc, the US based CdTe thin film solar module manufacturer, has accused another US CdTe company, Toledo Solar, of indulging in ‘false and deceptive activities’ by selling and marketing modules under its own brand name while claiming t.
With Sales Down And Gross Profit Up, First Solar Starts Series 7 Production At Ohio, Saying It is Sold Out Through 2026, Excluding India
Friday, 28 Apr 2023
Solar module manufacturer in the US, First Solar, Inc has reported a quarterly decrease of $454 million in its net sales for Q1/2023 even as $548 million was an increase of $182 million from last year’s first quarter.
Chalmers Scientists Reveal Process To Recover 100% Silver From Thin-Film Solar Cells Using Midsummer Equipment
Monday, 24 Apr 2023
Researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology propose a ‘kinder’ and more environmentally friendly way, though longer, to recover 100% of silver and about 85% of indium from copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) thin film solar cells using Midsummer’s cells for the experiment.
IIT Mandi Team Proposes Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapour Deposition To Produce Metal Oxide Layers For Solar Cells
Tuesday, 28 Mar 2023
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have developed what they term as a low-cost process to produce ultrathin films of metal oxides from cheaper starting materials using aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD) tec.
CIGS Thin-Film US Solar Company Repurposes Sole Manufacturing Fab With 5 MW Capacity For High Efficiency Perovskite Solar Modules
Thursday, 16 Mar 2023
A promising news for perovskite solar technology enthusiasts as CIGS thin-film solar PV company Ascent Solar Technologies from the US has repurposed its 5 MW Thornton facility as a Perovskite Center of Excellence (COE) for industrial commercializatio.
Ascent Solar To Expand Geographic Footprint To Europe With Acquisition Of Thin-Film Production Equipment From Unidentified European Manufacturer
Wednesday, 08 Mar 2023
US based CIGS thin-film and flexible solar PV technology company Ascent Solar Technologies will shell out $5 million cash to acquire certain manufacturing assets of an unidentified European manufacturer of thin-film solar technology along with a glob.
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.
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