Wednesday 26 August 2015
TSMC Solar shutdown reflects challenges to CIGS thin-film PV module makers
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) decision to shut down its wholly-owned subsidiary, TSMC Solar, underscores the challenges facing makers of CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide)...
Friday 31 July 2015
Sharp plans to stop in-house production of a-Si thin-film PV modules, says Nikkei News
Japan-based Sharp plans to stop in-house production of amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules as they are less price competitive, according to Japan-based Nikkei News
Monday 7 April 2014
TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity, says paper
Taiwan-based CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker TSMC Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, will expand its annual...
Thursday 20 February 2014
TSMC Solar to triple CIGS thin-film PV module capacity
TSMC Solar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) wholly-owned subsidiary maker of CIGS thin-film PV modules, will expand its annual production capacity from 40MWp currently...
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...
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 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...
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Solar technology roadmap and buying cycle essential to rendering legacy capacity as obsolete, says Solarbuzz
A technology roadmap for the solar industry is set to emerge during 2013, bringing the solar industry into alignment with adjacent technology sectors where roadmaps typically have...
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 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...
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.
Wednesday 30 November 2011
Q-Cells CIGS thin-film technology reaches 17.4% efficiency
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...
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...
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...
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