Solar Frontier Starts Commercial Production At 150 MW Plant | Solar Industry

Solar Frontier, a Japan-based manufacturer of copper, indium and selenium (CIS) solar modules, has commenced commercial production at its 150 MW Tohoku Plant.Read more

Growing Era of Green Technology Driving Thin Films Markets, Reports BCC Research | pv magazine

Rising energy costs and climate change are driving the increase in the use of renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaic technologies and thin film batteries.Read more

CTF Solar to supply equipment for CTIEC’S first CdTe module factory | pv magazine

The two parties signed equipment procurement contracts for the 100 MW factory, which will produce cadmium telluride thin-film modules, during the SNEC tradeshow that is currently taking place in Shanghai.Read more

Thin Film PV Pulls Ahead in Technology Race | Utility Dive

In the old days, if utility operators wanted to tap the advantages of a thin film, utility-scale photovoltaic system they needed to allow for more land as compared to using crystalline silicon-based panels. But those days are over.Read more

Avancis hits 17.9% efficiency on 30 cm x 30 cm module | pv magazine

German CIGS developer Avancis has achieved an efficiency of 17.9% with its CIGS technology. The company hit the conversion efficiency on a 30 cm x 30 cm mini module, with the company claiming the technology could be translated into a 170 Wp 1m2 standard-sized module.Read more

CIGS solar cells: New European record of 22% efficiency | Sun & Wind Energy

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) (link is external) created a new CIGS cell in their lab, which sets a new European efficiency record. The thin-film solar cell has an efficiency of 22%.Read more

First Solar Hits Record 22.1% Conversion Efficiency for CdTe Solar Cell | gtm:

Once again, the company crushes the previous CdTe cell efficiency record.Read more

Tandem solar cells are simply better | ScienceDaily

Stacking two solar cells one over the other has advantages: Because the energy is ‘harvested’ in two stages, and overall the sunlight can be converted to electricity more efficiently.Read more

UN Report Stresses Importance of Green Energy Technology | pddnet

Greenhouse gas emissions could double by 2050 if policy makers throughout the world fail to help develop a number of electricity-producing green energy technologies, according to a United Nations report.Read more