Tag Archives: Thin film

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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Current Solar Module Efficiency Nowhere Near Its Potential, Especially Thin-Film Solar & CPV (Chart)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dan Arvizu recently gave a keynote speech during the 2013 International Renewable Energy Conference (part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week), which I was lucky enough to attend*. His speech covered a large variety of cleantech topics, and most of … Continue reading

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Empa achieves record 20.4% efficiency for flexible thin film

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4% for converting sunlight into electricity. Empa said the cells are based … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Technologies: Cost Analysis Series 2012 – Solar Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, CSP and Hydro

Renewable power generation can help countries meet their sustainable development goals through provision of access to clean, secure, reliable and affordable energy. Renewable energy has gone mainstream, accounting for the majority of capacity additions in power generation today.Tens of gigawatts … 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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PLF/CUF for 16 Projects across multiple Indian States – IREDA, surprising numbers for Rajasthan, Orissa and Thin Film

State No. of Projects PLF Technology Andhra Pradesh 1 18.72% Polycrystalline Chhattisgarh 2 15.22-18.83% Polycrystalline Haryana 2 15.55% Polycrystalline 18.75% Thin Film Maharashtra 3 18.74% Polycrystalline 16.53-18.71% MonoCrystalline Orissa 3 12.80% Thin Film (a-Si) 3.17-12% Polycrystalline Rajasthan 2 9.73% Polycrystalline … Continue reading

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Waaree Bags a 5.75 MW Thin Film Solar PV Plant, EPC Order from Shree Saibaba Sugar Factory – Latur, Maharashtra, India

Waaree Energies Pvt Ltd, operating in the field of Manufacturing Solar PV Modules, Design Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Operation & Maintenance of Solar PV Power Plants, has bagged a Turnkey project order of 5.75 MW Thin film Solar PV Power Plant … Continue reading

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