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Thin Film PV Market Looks To Grow The Most In 100 GW Solar Market

Thin film photovoltaics (PV) will become the technology preference in the 100 GW solar market, says one manufacturer. Founder of Manz AG, Dieter Manz, told PV Tech recently that bigger production scales, along with advancement of global solar markets, will make thin-film PV markets ready for prime time. Manz also suggests his company’s backing of copper indium gallium […]

December 31st

Largest Solar Plant In The World Is Now Operating

Did you hear about the largest solar power plant in the world and how it is now producing electricity? Did it make the nightly broadcast news? Probably not, but Solyndra was all over the news media for a while. There’s a blatant lack of coverage for solar success stories, so it wouldn’t be surprising if […]

December 1st

Solar Power In One Hour?

When you think about solar power systems installed on home rooftops, it might seem like a process that would take days, if not weeks. Well, it often is. However, a home solar system in Massachusetts was recently installed in about one hour. (It was also done on a cold day, which might make installation slower.) […]

November 28th

Thin-Silicon Solar Startup Solexel Gets $31 Million

Milpitas, California-based thin-silicon solar company Solexel has obtained a round D funding of $31 million. The company now has secured just over $200 million in venture capital funding. The latest round is for helping it go into commercial production. The official press release says, “Investors in Solexel include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Technology Partners, […]

August 2nd

Top Solar Module Manufacturers of 2013

The top 15 solar PV module manufacturers of 2013 have been revealed thanks to a new report from the market research firm IHS. As many would no doubt guess, the list is dominated — yet again — by firms based in China. But, interestingly, the Japanese firms Sharp and Kyocera saw a bit of a […]

May 14th

First Solar Reports 89% Surge In First-Quarter Net Profit

First Solar is continuing to do quite well, based on the most recent numbers released by the Arizona-based thin-film module manufacturer. An 89% boost (to $112 million dollars) in net profit as compared to the previous year, and a 26% year-on-year increase in net sales (up to $950.2 million dollars) ain’t too shabby. The company […]

May 9th

First Solar & Moapa Paiute Tribe Break Ground On 250 MW Solar Project

Enjoy the beautiful line of diversity and the faces of happy folks breaking ground on the 250 MW Solar Project of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project. Community, government, and energy industry leaders symbolically joined on March 21st to actively commemorate the start of construction for the project. “Today’s event marks a very important milestone […]

March 27th