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Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

Lux Research: Thin-film solar modules could challenge silicon in the coming years

May 16, 2017 at 8:28 am 0 comments

The two leading thin-film solar manufacturers, First Solar and Solar Frontier, represent a combined manufacturing capacity of 4 GW. While they do not pose a short-term challenge to crystalline silicon players’ market dominance, ongoing innovations will ensure thin-film remains a significant player, according to Lux Research. Of the two, First SolarRead More

PV breakthrough: Thin-film solar cells can now be mapped in 3-D as they absorb photons

PV breakthrough: Thin-film solar cells can now be mapped in 3-D as they absorb photons

November 17, 2016 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Next-generation solar cells made of super-thin films of semiconducting material hold promise because they’re relatively inexpensive and flexible enough to be applied just about anywhere. Researchers are working to dramatically increase the efficiency at which thin-film solar cells convert sunlight to electricity. But it’s a tough challenge, partly because aRead More

Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier surpasses 4 GW globally

Thin-film module maker Solar Frontier surpasses 4 GW globally

October 12, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

We have a thin-film segment update coming in our Nov/Dec issue. Spoiler: there are some things happening there. Case in point, Solar Frontier reports that the total cumulative shipments of its CIS thin-film solar panels have surpassed 4 GW, now reaching approximately 60 countries around the world. Some of the 11Read More

Magnolia Solar teaming with InSolare Energy to bring its thin-film PV to market

Magnolia Solar teaming with InSolare Energy to bring its thin-film PV to market

October 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Magnolia Solar has signed a teaming arrangement with India-based InSolare Energy to bring Magnolia’s patented solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to market. Magnolia is a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings, a provider of a growing suite of proprietary technologies and services. The initial purchase order is for a study of feasibility forRead More

MiaSolé CIGS-based thin-film modules earn new certifications

MiaSolé CIGS-based thin-film modules earn new certifications

February 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm 2 comments

MiaSolé announced that its CIGS-based, thin-film FLEX-02 solar modules are IEC 61646, IEC 61730, UL 1703 certified and UL 790 Class A fire rated. The MiaSolé FLEX module is the highest efficiency flexible, lightweight thin-film solar module on the market today, with production efficiencies of 16 percent. The FLEX module provides highRead More

GameChange Racking launches new thin-film pile, ballasted ground systems

GameChange Racking launches new thin-film pile, ballasted ground systems

October 9, 2015 at 1:31 pm 2 comments

GameChange Racking announced that it has launched the MaxSpan Thin Film System and the Pour-in-Place Ballasted Ground Thin Film System. The breakthrough features of the GameChange Thin Film Systems: • The Max-Span Thin Film system has the industry’s fastest installing Post/Beam/Brace assembly. These nesting parts have no brackets and onlyRead More

GlobalData: Hanergy’s troubles stem from thin-film module outlook

GlobalData: Hanergy’s troubles stem from thin-film module outlook

June 18, 2015 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Chinese PV manufacturer Hanergy has been in the news lately for the wrong reasons, such as a dropping stock and recently canceled $585 million order (see this Financial Times article for many of the details). GlobalData analyst Amit Sharma says that these problems are largely because of an “overly optimistic approach regarding itsRead More

MiaSolé intros new flexible thin-film PV module

MiaSolé intros new flexible thin-film PV module

June 16, 2015 at 11:44 am 2 comments

MiaSolé, producer of lightweight, flexible and powerful solar cells, has released its second generation FLEX Series Modules. The FLEX-02 Series module is a CIGS-based flexible thin-film PV module that provides high-power density for many types of roof applications. The panels are the highest efficiency, flexible, thin-film product on the market today,Read More

 
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