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A 3GW module shipment “milestone” announced today by Japan-headquartered thin-film firm Solar Frontier is confirmation that CIGS technology “can work” despite facing challenges during its history, according to solar market analyst Finlay Colville.
CIGS thin-film producer Hulk Energy Technology (Hulk) is planning a single 200MW line expansion by the end of 2015, due to growing demand in Europe and the expectation of establishing a strong market in the US.
Hulk Energy Technology has set a new record power output for a commercial CIGS thin-film module.
Solar Frontier, the vertically integrated thin-film PV manufacturer and project developer headquartered in Japan, has opened an office in London aimed at steering its activities in the currently buoyant UK market.
Recognising that the vast growth in solar deployment under the feed-in tariff (FiT) could lead to an accumulation of PV waste in landfills, Japan will soon begin implementing recycling rules for solar modules.
Hanergy Thin Film Power has refused to share details of parent company Hanergy’s accounts with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX), according to a report by Reuters.
Thin-film is better suited to compete across all market segments with its conventional rivals than ever before, despite generally recording lower conversion efficiencies, Solar Frontier CEO Atsuhiko Hirano has said.
Major CIS thin-film producer Solar Frontier is partnering in the construction of five PV power plat projects in the region of Kyushu, Japan totalling 9MW.
An EU funded R&D project has been launched to achieve commercially viable CIGS (copper indium gallium (di)selenide) thin-film cells with 25% conversion efficiencies.
Thin-film module producer Solar Frontier has revealed that it will partner with German developer, New Energy for the World (NEW) to develop and sell 100MW of solar farms in the UK.
High-tech equipment manufacturer Manz sees “significant opportunities for growth” in both its solar and energy storage business segments, according to statements released to accompany first quarter results for 2015.
Hanergy Thin Film Power Group (Hanergy TF) has revealed plans to open 1,500 retail stores globally for its suite of thin-film solar products by 2017.
PV manufacturing equipment specialist Singulus Technologies expects ongoing improvement in sales after its order backlog exceeded €60 million in the first quarter of 2015.
The announcement of a 16% efficiency record for a CIGS module by Manz appears to have been trumped just a day later by TSMC Solar, which says it has reached a verified 16.5% efficiency for commercial-size CIGS modules.
Japanese firm Solar Frontier has completed its acquisition of the US project pipeline of developer Gestamp Solar.