Outsourcing in the various stages running up to module assembly versus having one’s entire supply chain in house was a major theme at PV ModuleTech 2017. PV Tech caught up with Nick Strevel, director, global technical sales, at vertically-integrated thin-film PV manufacturer First Solar, to discuss the benefits of having all in house production and the drivers for high expenditure in R&D.
The results of our first (last) ever attempt at polling are in and they are very much predictable. But regardless of popular opinion, it's worth considering the views of those not speaking up. While the industry is largely against Section 201 trade measures, that alone is not the most likely reason the ITC might choose not to recommend hefty tariffs come November.
First Solar announced Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its 280MW California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County, California, to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Indian arm of US-based PV developer and thin-film specialist First Solar has agreed to sell 190MW(AC) out of 200MW(AC) of its operational PV plants in India to a private equity fund represented by Indian firm IDFC Alternatives, according to a First Solar spokesperson.