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Monday 19 May 2014
TBEA SunOasis set to overtake First Solar as largest solar EPC company in 2014, says IHS
US-based First Solar delivered on expectations in 2013 to become the leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry, even...
Wednesday 14 August 2013
First Solar set to install 1GW worth of PV systems in 2013, says research firm
First Solar is forecast to install 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of solar or photovoltaic (PV) power systems in 2013, more than double the 516 megawatts (MW) in 2012, according to IMS Research,...
Tuesday 7 May 2013
First Solar reports 1Q13 net profits
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...
Thursday 11 April 2013
Yingli Solar tops solar module supplier rankings in 2012, says IHS
Yingli Solar from China became the largest global supplier of solar modules in 2012 based on annual merchant shipments, while previous leader and besieged fellow China-based producer...
Thursday 11 April 2013
Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency
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...
Wednesday 10 April 2013
First Solar provides optimistic 2013 financial guidance
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...
Thursday 28 March 2013
First Solar ranked largest solar EPC contractor in 2012 as Europe firms falter, says IMS Research
For the first time First Solar became the world's largest solar EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor in 2012, with more than 500MW of projects completed - an...
Wednesday 27 February 2013
First Solar sees 2012 revenues increase 22% on-year
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,...
Tuesday 8 January 2013
First Solar extends collaboration agreement with Intermolecular
Intermolecular (IMI) and First Solar announced they have entered into a two-year collaboration and licensing agreement focused on further increases to the conversion efficiency of...
Tuesday 25 December 2012
Digitimes Research: Europe, US solar demand continues to rise in 3Q12
With solar programs in Europe continuing to stimulate demand in the second half of 2012, total installations in Germany for the first three quarters of 2012 were close to 6.2GW, and...
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Commentary: Economies of scale vs. larger burden in solar market
Rumors that the three top Taiwan-based solar firms may consolidate into a few large-size firms has been circulating around in the industry. The industry has been questioning the benefits...
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Small domestic market makes Taiwan solar makers difficult to step into EPC projects
Taiwan-based makers of solar wafers and cells have been planning to compete for EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) solar PV system projects for improving their business...
Thursday 2 August 2012
First Solar reports sharp increase in 2Q12 sales
First Solar, a US-based solar firm, announced financial results for the second quarter of 2012. Net sales were US$957 million in the quarter, an increase of US$460 million from the...
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Thin-film solar firms expand operations into solar PV systems
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...
Monday 2 April 2012
First Solar, SunPower thrive for market differentiation
Among the top-ten solar cell firms in 2011 listed by research institutes, First Solar and SunPower are US-based. The other eight firms are from the Greater China region. To compete,...