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NEWS TAGGED THIN-FILM SOLAR
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...
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Foxconn invests in solar energy green houses in China, says paper
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...
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...
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,...
Thursday 31 January 2013
TSMC Solar introduces monolithic CIGS solar module with 15.1% efficiency
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...
Wednesday 8 August 2012
TSMC to change Motech investments from strategic to financial, says company chairman
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...
Monday 6 August 2012
China-based solar firms buying unused second-hand thin-film solar equipment
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...
Thursday 12 July 2012
Commentary: HIT solar cells may thrive
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%...
Thursday 12 July 2012
Archers Systems to supply equipment for thin-film and HIT solar cell makers
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...
Tuesday 22 May 2012
GET refutes production suspension of thin-film solar products
Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Green Energy Technology (GET) has refuted rumors it is suspending production at its thin-film solar division.
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 30 April 2012
US solar market is cost-sensitive: Q&A with Chris O'Brien, head of market development at Oerlikon Solar
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...
Monday 12 March 2012
CIGS thin-film solar makers await for better market condition
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...
Monday 6 February 2012
CIGS thin-film solar products get more attention
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...