April 22, 2024
US cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar manufacturer First Solar has agreed to pursue further thin-film technology development with Germany’s Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW).
August 10, 2023
Thin-film solar PV manufacturer First Solar has confirmed the Louisiana location of its fifth US manufacturing facility, a 3.5GW, US$1.1 billion dollar Cadmium Telluride (CadTel) module production factory.
July 28, 2023
US cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film module manufacturer First Solar has unveiled its intention to build a fifth US manufacturing facility, adding 3.5GW annual capacity in 2026.
July 27, 2023
US thin-film module manufacturer First Solar has signed a deal with Spanish developer Matrix Renewables to supply 2.1GW of thin-film modules.
June 14, 2023
First Solar has announced that it will produce a limited production run of bifacial thin film PV modules, which it says are the first of their kind. The company ultimately plans to roll the product out commercially, following field and laboratory testing.
August 4, 2022
The Biden administration has launched a US$26 million fund project to demonstrate the US electricity grid can reliably run on renewables.
July 15, 2022
US President Joe Biden has launched a series of initiatives to spur domestic solar PV manufacturing and recycling with US$56 million in new funding.
February 1, 2019
Solar Frontier has achieved a conversion efficiency of 23.35% on a 1cm² CIS solar PV cell, the highest verified figure for a cell of this type.

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