thin film

October 5, 2023
2023 is on track to be a “record year” for solar PV installations in the US; through August, 8.4GW of utility-scale solar was installed, 50% more than the equivalent point in 2022. In those deployments, some trends have emerged.
September 22, 2023
US thin-film cadmium telluride (CadTel) solar PV manufacturer First Solar has broken ground on a new, 3.5GW fully integrated manufacturing plant in Iberia Parish, Louisiana.
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 26, 2023
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) – a US utility headquartered in Knoxville – has ordered 279MW of First Solar’s cadmium telluride thin-film solar PV modules to outfit its Lawrence County Solar Project in Alabama, due to come online in 2027.
July 6, 2023
Canadian-headquartered power producer Capital Power has signed a supply agreement with US thin film solar module manufacturer First Solar in the first cooperation between the two companies.
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July 3, 2023
Upstream US-based solar manufacturer CubicPV might feasibly be the place at which tandem perovskite PV products are successfully made durable enough for commercial use; two recent announcements have come out of the company that speak to the potential of its tandem development route.
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.
May 24, 2023
First Solar has filed a legal complaint against fellow US PV manufacturer Toledo Solar for modifying, marketing and reselling old First Solar panels as its own product, claiming to be made in the US.
April 28, 2023
Thin-film module manufacturer First Solar has reached a module backlog of 71.6GW and sold all its allocated US capacity through 2026.
April 19, 2023
Ascent Solar can use the new European presence to provide in-region support for EU driven net zero initiatives after the acquisition.

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