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First Solar to manufacture copper-based crystalline silicon solar cells

TetraSun’s cell concept is based on what the company has termed “a novel surface passivation technology”. It enables the use of 40um wide copper electrodes instead of screen-printed silver metallization. Without demanding special equipment for the manufacturing process, cell Voc … Continue reading

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First Solar may recycle 100,000 Abound Solar CdTe panels at a cost of US$2.2m to avoid environmental fallout

First Solar, the world’s leading CdTe thin film manufacturer, has been recycling its products since 2005. Abram said that process can now recover 95% of the semi-conductor material and 90% of the glass. First Solar has said that it has … Continue reading

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R&D spending analysis of top 10 PV module manufacturers

Using the latest market leader rankings from Solarbuzz for 2012, we plotted the annual spending on R&D of the top 10 ranked companies (see figure 1), since 2007. Looking at chart 2 it is immediately apparent that there is a … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Recycling Will Be A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

  A new report predicts the total annual recycled product value of crystalline silicon solar panels will hit USD $12 billion in 2035. While a good quality solar panel will have a lifespan of decades – some modules manufactured in … Continue reading

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