Thin Film

How It’s Made – Foldable Solar Panels

The show is presented on the Science Channel in the US, Discovery Channel Canada in Canada, and on the Discovery Channel in the United Kingdom. Created by: Gabriel Hoss Presented by: Mark Tewksbury (2001) Lynn Herzeg (2002–2004) June Wallack (2005) Lynne Adams (2006–2016) How It’s Made – Flodable Solar Panels – Season 25 – Episode […]

First Solar Series Five Advanced Thin Film PV Module Overview

First Solar’s advanced Series 5 solar modules provide the next generation of thin film solar technology. The new Series 5 advanced thin film solar modules deliver faster installation, extensive compatibility and a higher return on investment for long-term owners. Series 5 PV modules have a demonstrated performance advantage over conventional crystalline silicon solar of up […]

ZSW sets new world 22.6% efficiency record for thin-film CIGS solar cells

The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) has nudged up the performance bar for thin-film solar cells yet another notch. The Stuttgart-based scientists achieved 22.6 percent efficiency with their latest advance, topping the performance of a Japanese-made cell by 0.3 percentage points and bringing the world record back home to ZSW for […]

First Solar Announces Leadership Transition: Mark R. Widmar Appointed CEO Effective July 1, 2016 Jim Hughes to Serve as Advisor and Remain on Board of Directors

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) announced that current Chief Financial Officer Mark R. Widmar has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2016. He will also join the First Solar Board of Directors at that time. As part of a transition plan, Mr. Widmar will succeed James A. Hughes, who plans to step down as […]

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Concludes Legally-Binding Contracts for the Announced Delivery of Production Machines for CIGS Thin-Film Modules

Following SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG’s announcement on Tuesday, May 24, about the signing of the letters of intent, now the respective, legally-binding contracts for the delivery of production machines for CIGS solar modules were concluded with a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise China National Building Materials (CNBM). The finalization of the project’s financing is also […]

Solar PV has huge scope for improvement – Nigel Taylor, Project Leader Photovoltaics, European Commission, DG JRC, IET

In our Exclusive interview in partnership with EU PVSEC 2016, within Solar & Cleantech Policy Decision-Makers Exclusive Interviews Series, we speak to Nigel Taylor, Technical Programme Chair of the EU PVSEC Scientific Committee. Nigel Taylor, currently leads the photovoltaics R&D project in the Renewable Energy Unit of the Institute for Energy and Transport. He represents […]

Solar Frontier’s 150 MW Tohoku Plant Begins Commercial Production

Solar Frontier, the world’s largest provider of CIS solar energy solutions, announced today it has commenced commercial production at its 150MW Tohoku Plant in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Solar Frontier’s newest CIS solar panel factory features its most advanced production technology. Compared to Solar Frontier’s main production plant in southern Japan, the 900MW Kunitomi Plant, the […]

Alta Devices Achieves 31.6% Solar Energy Efficiency Record

With its most recent solar efficiency record of 31.6%, Alta Devices continues to achieve solar efficiencies that are substantially higher than all other commercially available solar technologies. This breakthrough, combined with its unique thinness and flexibility, redefines how solar technology can be used. In particular, Alta’s solar technology is of great interest in the UAV […]