Daily Archives: January 13, 2013

Record breaking: Solar Frontier pushes CIS thin-film efficiency to 19.7%

Solar Frontier’s Atsugi Research Center has developed Cadmium-free CIS cells that have achieved an energy conversion efficiency of 19.7%. Solar Frontier has broken the record for CIS thin-film solar cell conversion efficiency using a sputtering and selenization process. The current … Continue reading

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First Solar to axe 2,000 jobs, close German plant and idle other lines

First Solar said that its CdTe thin film production lines in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, would permanently close in the fourth quarter of 2012. In relation to its Kulim, Malaysia operations, currently the largest of its manufacturing sites, First Solar said … Continue reading

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Over 300 small Chinese solar companies stopped operating in 2012, says ENF, which goes to prove that there are issues everywhere

Crystalline-based module prices stood at €0.68/Wp (US$0.92) in December 2011 but by December 2012 had fallen to just €0.46/Wp (US$0.60). In 2012 the number of companies exiting the sector due primarily to bankruptcy was close to 300, reducing the number … Continue reading

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Andhra Pradesh releases its RFS for Grid connected Solar Plants

After TN failing miserably due to various issues on its 1000 MW ambitious solar plan, AP has taken up the baton. We anticipate that the credit ratings of the DISCOM may play a key role in getting in more players … Continue reading

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