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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,...
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Suntech tops 2011 solar PV module rankings, says IMS Research
Suntech Power was the largest supplier of solar PV modules by shipment volumes for the second consecutive year, according to IMS Research. For the first time, it was also joined by...
Wednesday 29 February 2012
First Solar announces 4Q11 and full year 2011 financial results
US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Fourth-quarter 2011 net sales were US$660 million,...
Thursday 19 January 2012
First Solar sets world record for CdTe solar PV efficiency
First Solar has announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar module efficiency, achieving 14.4% total area efficiency. The US Department...
Monday 19 December 2011
Buffet acquires 49% stake in NRG Energy solar power plant
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (owned by Warren Buffett) will acquire a 49% interest in the Agua Caliente solar project from NRG Energy. The 290-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV)...
Thursday 15 December 2011
First Solar revises down 2011 revenues guidance
US-based First Solar has updated the 2011 financial guidance and announced 2012 guidance.
Friday 2 December 2011
Digitimes Research: Europe, US solar firms shifting focus to PV systems
Due to changes in the incentive programs announced by various governments, the solar industry experienced a stall in shipments in the first half of 2011. The stall in the market caused...
Friday 18 November 2011
First Solar achieves 5GW solar PV production milestone
US-based solar firm First Solar has announced cumulative production has reached 5GW, or 66 million solar modules, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power approximately...
Friday 4 November 2011
First Solar to cooperate with NRG Energy
US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar and NRG Energy have announced an agreement for First Solar to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for NRG's...
Thursday 27 October 2011
First Solar reports 3Q11 revenue growth
US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the third quarter of 2011. Net sales were US$1,006 million in the quarter, an increase of US$473 million...
Wednesday 12 October 2011
First Solar announces strategic alliance with Solar Chile
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...
Wednesday 28 September 2011
First Solar to participate in southern California solar project
In a major step in the development of the Imperial Solar Energy Center South, Tenaska Solar Ventures, the solar energy affiliate of Tenaska, has selected First Solar to be the technology...
Friday 16 September 2011
Enbridge, First Solar complete Ontario solar projects
Enbridge and First Solar have jointly announced the completion of Enbridge's 5MW Tilbury Solar Project and the 15MW Amherstburg II Solar Project, both in Ontario, Canada.
Wednesday 7 September 2011
First Solar announces agreement for 100MW module supply with Reliance Power
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...