Tag Archives: General Electric

First Solar Won the Race; The Environment Lost – First Solar Panel recycling now the system owner’s responsibility. It cost the DOE at the very least $0.20/watt to encapsulate the modules in concrete for Abound Solar

In 2011, I wrote about the CdTe Horse Race in which the three US companies making cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) modules, First Solar (FSLR), Abound Solar and General Electric (GE Solar, stock ticker GE) jostled for position.  Abound and GE were challenging … Continue reading

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First Solar buys GE’s CdTe thin-film IP and forms business partnership

GE announced the location of its first thin-film plant in October 2011 which would have a nameplate capacity of 400MW and start commercial shipments in 2013. The facility was at the core of a US$600 million investment in entering the … Continue reading

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India May Defer Fines on $1 Billion Solar Thermal Plants

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is seeking to defer penalties on about $1 billion of solar-thermal power projects that are delayed by a lack of water, financing difficulties and equipment shortages. Seven projects totaling 470 megawatts in capacity … Continue reading

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Is the answer to India’s energy future blowing in the Wind? – by Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan offer us an in-depth analysis of the wind industry present and future in India. “Wind is still considered an area of growth by the MNRE however the situation on the ground is a different story,” says Ritesh. “There … Continue reading

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