Tag Archives: CdTe

THE TOXIC ISSUE OF SOLAR PANELS

Last year Robert Lundahl and Roy co-wrote an article about a California PV solar factory that is not disposing of their solar panels once their lifespan expires. We could not name the company, as our source still works there, but they use … Continue reading

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NREL verifies First Solar’s 16.1% total area module efficiency record leap

  Easily surpassing its previous record of 14.4% efficiency, First Solar a pushed the bar to 16.1%. Importantly, the CdTe thin-film leader also set a record for open circuit voltage (VOC), reaching an NREL verified 903.2 millivolts (mV). First Solar … Continue reading

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Top 10 PV module suppliers in 2012

Table 1. According to NPD Solarbuzz, Yingli Green Energy is confirmed as the leading module supplier by MW shipment levels for 2012. Seven of the Top 10 companies can be categorized as public-listed, vertically-integrated c-Si module makers based in China. … Continue reading

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First Solar to axe 2,000 jobs, close German plant and idle other lines

First Solar said that its CdTe thin film production lines in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, would permanently close in the fourth quarter of 2012. In relation to its Kulim, Malaysia operations, currently the largest of its manufacturing sites, First Solar said … Continue reading

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Class action lawsuit filed in US District Court against First Solar

While we had initially covered the unsuitability of First Solar for Hot Climates and then a reply by their PR Director, more heartache was in store for the company A class action lawsuit was filed against First Solar by Pomerantz … Continue reading

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First Solar PR Director explains further on hot climate issues, in reply to our post

In reply to our earlier post, Brandon Mitchener, director of public relations at First Solar said, this report was based on a misreading of what First Solar said and the Hindu Business Line is (belatedly) in the process of correcting it. … Continue reading

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