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Leading thin-film manufacturer First Solar faces the prospect of losing a key financial supporter of its foreign exports as the possible closure of the US Export-Import Bank looms.
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.
Leading CdTe thin-film producer First Solar has made several internal management changes, including a new US regional president and chief operating officer (COO).
The Guggenheim Solar Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has sold its shares in Hanergy Thin Film Power (TFP) despite the stock not currently being publicly traded.
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.
Brazil’s Ministry of Mine and Energy (MME) has pushed back the results of its solar-exclusive energy auction by two weeks to 28 August 2015.
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.
Leading thin-film PV manufacturer First Solar has surpassed multicrystalline module conversion efficiencies for the first time with its CdTe module efficiency reaching a record 18.6%.
Japan’s domestic solar industry faces a “wait-and-see” period, but recent rule changes imposed by the government are “very understandable”, according to the CEO of Solar Frontier.
Thin-film manufacturing equipment specialist Hanergy Thin Film Power has cancelled a recent 900MW a-Si turnkey production plant with parent company, Hanergy Holding.
Belgian research centre imec has reported a Perovskite module efficiency of 8% during the Intersolar Europe exhibition in Munich.
A total of 6.4GW of new manufacturing capacity announcements, across thin film, crystalline silicon solar cell and PV module assembly were made in May 2015, a new record high in more than four years, according to PV Tech’s initial analysis.
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.