PV-Tech Newscast - January 27th 2012

As 2012 has got underway, we're getting more and more reports on how the industry performed throughout 2011. And it looks like the CIGS thin-film industry performed particularly well last year - well enough for this sector to be considered a potential major market to 2015, according to Lux Research. Polysilicon prices continue to drop, which will have an adverse effect on already struggling companies' balance sheets, and we take a closer look at the Top 10 cell manufacturers for 2011. This week's Newscast also looks at the MENA region as an up-and-coming place of interest for solar, while Haiti plans to boost its long-suffering population with a dose of PV. Companies: Avancis, GCL Solar, Gintech, GTM Research, Hemlock Semiconductor, Lux Research, Miasolé, Motech, Neo Solar Power, NPD Solarbuzz, Nuvosun, OCI, REC, Solar Frontier, Solibro, Stion, Tokuyama, Trina Solar, Wacker,

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