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  • Last update: Tuesday 7 May 2013 [61 news items]

First Solar reports 1Q13 net profits

May 7, 12:06

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar reported first-quarter 2013 net sales of US$755 million, lower than the US$1.1 billion reported in the fourth quarter of 2012 but higher...

Foxconn invests in solar energy green houses in China, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 16, 13:50

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) plans to cooperate with the local government in China's Guangxi autonomous region to develop solar power applications for agricultural...

Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency

Apr 11, 10:52

US-based GE Energy entered the CdTe thin-film solar cell industry in 2011. In January 2013, GE Energy developed a CdTe thin-film solar cell with conversion efficiency of 18.3%, surpassing...

First Solar provides optimistic 2013 financial guidance

Apr 10, 14:51

US-based thin-film solar firm, First Solar, has announced full-year 2013 financial guidance with net sales forecast at US$3.8-4.0 billion. The firm expects total module shipments...

First Solar sees 2012 revenues increase 22% on-year

Feb 27, 14:07

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Net sales were a record US$1.1 billion in the fourth quarter,...

TSMC Solar introduces monolithic CIGS solar module with 15.1% efficiency

Jan 31, 21:31

TSMC Solar, the solar subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has announced that by using in-house equipment, the firm's monolithic CIGS solar modules have...

Ying-Chen Chao , president of TSMC Solar

TSMC to change Motech investments from strategic to financial, says company chairman

Aug 8, 01:15

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC, noted that the firm will focus on developing thin-film solar products. TSMC is one of the shareholders of solar cell maker Motech. Chang added...

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of TSMC

China-based solar firms buying unused second-hand thin-film solar equipment

Aug 6, 10:35

Solar firms have been looking for unused second-hand solar equipment. Currently, polysilicon equipment is under negotiation, while thin-film equipment has been sold due to existing...

Commentary: HIT solar cells may thrive

Jul 12, 12:23

One type of high-efficiency mono-crystalline N-type solar cells is heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT). This type of solar cell has conversion efficiency exceeding 20%...

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Archers Systems to supply equipment for thin-film and HIT solar cell makers

Jul 12, 01:40

Archers Systems, a Taiwan-based equipment provider for solar, display and integrated circuits, has revealed plans to target customers that produce thin-film solar and heterojunction...

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GET refutes production suspension of thin-film solar products

May 22, 14:09

Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Green Energy Technology (GET) has refuted rumors it is suspending production at its thin-film solar division.

Thin-film solar firms expand operations into solar PV systems

May 16, 15:06

Thin-film solar products have been marginalized since the price of mainstream silicon-based solar products has fallen drastically in the past year. Before, when the ratio of solar...

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US solar market is cost-sensitive: Q&A with Chris O'Brien, head of market development at Oerlikon Solar

Apr 30, 09:58

The global solar market went through turbulences in 2011. The prospect for the solar market in 2012 is still unclear due to several incentive cuts by European governments and lack...

Oerlikon

CIGS thin-film solar makers await for better market condition

Mar 12, 10:56

CIGS solar product makers may have to wait longer to prosper. The solar market has been off-balanced since 2011. This has been causing many solar firms to suffer losses. The market...

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CIGS thin-film solar products get more attention

Feb 6, 14:37

The price drop of mainstream polysilicon solar modules has put thin-film solar module firms in turmoil. Some industry observers believe for solar firms to grow, they need to find...

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First Solar revises down 2011 revenues guidance

Dec 15, 10:31

US-based First Solar has updated the 2011 financial guidance and announced 2012 guidance.

Q-Cells CIGS thin-film technology reaches 17.4% efficiency

Nov 30, 11:20

Solibro, a subsidiary of Q-Cells SE, has marked a world record with its thin-film technology CIGS. Solibro's thin-film Q.SMART module technology is now the first in the entire thin-film...

First Solar announces strategic alliance with Solar Chile

Oct 12, 11:50

Solar Chile, a subsidiary of Fundacion Chile, and First Solar, a US-based thin-film solar firm, has announced a strategic alliance to co-develop solar projects in Chile. First Solar...

First Solar announces agreement for 100MW module supply with Reliance Power

Sep 7, 14:08

US-based First Solar, a leading provider of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) system solutions, has announced a 100MW solar module supply agreement with Reliance Power. First Solar will...

Thin-film solar products face increasing difficulties in commercialization

Sep 1, 15:06

The solar market has been facing tough challenges in 2011. The price of mainstream silicon-based solar products has been falling rapidly causing alternative types of solar products...

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Increasing demand of conversion efficiency to pose obstacles for thin-film solar products

Aug 18, 13:58

Solar power system firms have been focused on rooftop systems due to changes in the incentive programs in Europe. Hence, solar power system firms tend to demand solar cells with higher...

Commentary: CIGS firms face tough competition

Aug 2, 15:48

Price competition among polysilicon solar cells have been causing the price for copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar cells to decrease as well. As governments in...

NexPower posts 1H11 shipments of 43.16MWp of a-Si thin-film PV modules

Jul 22, 11:13

A-Si thin-film PV module maker NexPower Technology shipped 43.16MWp of modules in the first half of 2011, growing 24.2% on year, according to the company. NexPower landed a large...

PV equipment spending to fall by nearly half in 2012, says Solarbuzz

Jul 12, 15:01

PV equipment spending for c-Si ingot-to-module and thin-film panels is forecast to decline sharply in 2012 to US$7.6 billion, down 47% on year from a record level of US$14.2 billion...

Consumer products to adopt solar panels

Jun 27, 15:07

Following Apple's footsteps in installing solar panels in consumer products, Samsung has introduced the first solar panel netbook, NC215S.

Taiwan to cooperate with China to secure steady supply of rare earth materials

May 17, 15:45

Due to restrictions on the production and export of rare earth materials, the price of the elements has been reaching new levels. The price of praseodymium oxide grew from CNY80,000...

Corning says China market presents large opportunity

Feb 8, 11:00

The greater China market represents a US$2 billion opportunity for Corning, according to Eric Musser, CEO of Corning Greater China region.

Sunwell expands sales to South and Southeast Asia

Dec 1, 16:08

Thin-film solar module maker Sunwell Technology is aiming to expand sales distribution to South and Southeast Asia markets. The company will sign a 20MWp supply contract with South...

Thin-film solar system rate of return exceeds poly-Si for the first time in Germany

Oct 27, 01:25

With Germany's feed-in-tariff (FIT) slash in the third quarter of 2010, and strong demand from other solar markets buoying upstream prices, the internal rate of return (IRR) of installing...

NexPower breaks ground for thin-film solar cell plant in Shandong, China

Oct 13, 14:24

NexPower Energy, a United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) subsidiary, on October 13 held a groundbreaking ceremony in Jining, Shandong Province for the construction of a thin-film...

A look at TSMC's and Hyundai's moves in CIGS

Oct 13, 12:02

In recent months, tech heavyweights Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) of Taiwan and South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries have gained entry to the copper indium gallium...

CMI to merge Chi Mei Energy

Oct 1, 01:35

Chimei Innolux (CMI) will merge with Chi Mei Energy effective on November 1. Chi Mei Energy, a maker of thin-film solar modules, was originally under Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO),...

TSMC to adopt solar equipment from Taiwan suppliers

Sep 21, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to adopt automation systems from Taiwan-based equipment suppliers for producing CIGS thin-film solar cells, according to Rick...

TSMC and Stion sign agreements for CIGSS technology

Jun 17, 11:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Stion, a manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar photovoltaic modules, have announced that the two companies have reached...

UMC to set up PV power station in eastern China, says newspaper

Newswatch - Mar 1, 11:30

Taiwan-based foundry United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will invest NT$10 billion (US$313 million) to establish a thin-film photovoltaic (PV) power-generating station with...

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