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  • Last update: Monday 19 May 2014 [41 news items]

TBEA SunOasis set to overtake First Solar as largest solar EPC company in 2014, says IHS

May 19, 12:50

US-based First Solar delivered on expectations in 2013 to become the leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry, even...

First Solar set to install 1GW worth of PV systems in 2013, says research firm

Aug 14, 12:30

First Solar is forecast to install 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of solar or photovoltaic (PV) power systems in 2013, more than double the 516 megawatts (MW) in 2012, according to IMS Research,...

First Solar reports 1Q13 net profits

May 7, 12:06

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar reported first-quarter 2013 net sales of US$755 million, lower than the US$1.1 billion reported in the fourth quarter of 2012 but higher...

Yingli Solar tops solar module supplier rankings in 2012, says IHS

Apr 11, 20:48

Yingli Solar from China became the largest global supplier of solar modules in 2012 based on annual merchant shipments, while previous leader and besieged fellow China-based producer...

Digitimes Research: GE, First Solar improving CdTe thin-film solar cell efficiency

Apr 11, 10:52

US-based GE Energy entered the CdTe thin-film solar cell industry in 2011. In January 2013, GE Energy developed a CdTe thin-film solar cell with conversion efficiency of 18.3%, surpassing...

First Solar provides optimistic 2013 financial guidance

Apr 10, 14:51

US-based thin-film solar firm, First Solar, has announced full-year 2013 financial guidance with net sales forecast at US$3.8-4.0 billion. The firm expects total module shipments...

First Solar ranked largest solar EPC contractor in 2012 as Europe firms falter, says IMS Research

Mar 28, 14:15

For the first time First Solar became the world's largest solar EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor in 2012, with more than 500MW of projects completed - an...

First Solar sees 2012 revenues increase 22% on-year

Feb 27, 14:07

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. Net sales were a record US$1.1 billion in the fourth quarter,...

First Solar extends collaboration agreement with Intermolecular

Jan 8, 12:08

Intermolecular (IMI) and First Solar announced they have entered into a two-year collaboration and licensing agreement focused on further increases to the conversion efficiency of...

Digitimes Research: Europe, US solar demand continues to rise in 3Q12

Dec 25, 11:04

With solar programs in Europe continuing to stimulate demand in the second half of 2012, total installations in Germany for the first three quarters of 2012 were close to 6.2GW, and...

Commentary: Economies of scale vs. larger burden in solar market

Nov 13, 16:08

Rumors that the three top Taiwan-based solar firms may consolidate into a few large-size firms has been circulating around in the industry. The industry has been questioning the benefits...

Small domestic market makes Taiwan solar makers difficult to step into EPC projects

Aug 14, 14:57

Taiwan-based makers of solar wafers and cells have been planning to compete for EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) solar PV system projects for improving their business...

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First Solar reports sharp increase in 2Q12 sales

Aug 2, 10:33

First Solar, a US-based solar firm, announced financial results for the second quarter of 2012. Net sales were US$957 million in the quarter, an increase of US$460 million from the...

Thin-film solar firms expand operations into solar PV systems

May 16, 15:06

Thin-film solar products have been marginalized since the price of mainstream silicon-based solar products has fallen drastically in the past year. Before, when the ratio of solar...

thin-film solar

First Solar, SunPower thrive for market differentiation

Apr 2, 15:18

Among the top-ten solar cell firms in 2011 listed by research institutes, First Solar and SunPower are US-based. The other eight firms are from the Greater China region. To compete,...

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Suntech tops 2011 solar PV module rankings, says IMS Research

Feb 29, 14:46

Suntech Power was the largest supplier of solar PV modules by shipment volumes for the second consecutive year, according to IMS Research. For the first time, it was also joined by...

First Solar announces 4Q11 and full year 2011 financial results

Feb 29, 14:35

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Fourth-quarter 2011 net sales were US$660 million,...

First Solar sets world record for CdTe solar PV efficiency

Jan 19, 11:50

First Solar has announced it set a new world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar module efficiency, achieving 14.4% total area efficiency. The US Department...

Buffet acquires 49% stake in NRG Energy solar power plant

Dec 19, 14:42

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (owned by Warren Buffett) will acquire a 49% interest in the Agua Caliente solar project from NRG Energy. The 290-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV)...

First Solar revises down 2011 revenues guidance

Dec 15, 10:31

US-based First Solar has updated the 2011 financial guidance and announced 2012 guidance.

Digitimes Research: Europe, US solar firms shifting focus to PV systems

Dec 2, 15:19

Due to changes in the incentive programs announced by various governments, the solar industry experienced a stall in shipments in the first half of 2011. The stall in the market caused...

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First Solar achieves 5GW solar PV production milestone

Nov 18, 09:56

US-based solar firm First Solar has announced cumulative production has reached 5GW, or 66 million solar modules, capable of generating enough clean electricity to power approximately...

First Solar to cooperate with NRG Energy

Nov 4, 10:20

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar and NRG Energy have announced an agreement for First Solar to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for NRG's...

First Solar reports 3Q11 revenue growth

Oct 27, 11:38

US-based thin-film solar firm First Solar has announced financial results for the third quarter of 2011. Net sales were US$1,006 million in the quarter, an increase of US$473 million...

First Solar announces strategic alliance with Solar Chile

Oct 12, 11:50

Solar Chile, a subsidiary of Fundacion Chile, and First Solar, a US-based thin-film solar firm, has announced a strategic alliance to co-develop solar projects in Chile. First Solar...

First Solar to participate in southern California solar project

Sep 28, 10:52

In a major step in the development of the Imperial Solar Energy Center South, Tenaska Solar Ventures, the solar energy affiliate of Tenaska, has selected First Solar to be the technology...

Enbridge, First Solar complete Ontario solar projects

Sep 16, 11:15

Enbridge and First Solar have jointly announced the completion of Enbridge's 5MW Tilbury Solar Project and the 15MW Amherstburg II Solar Project, both in Ontario, Canada.

First Solar announces agreement for 100MW module supply with Reliance Power

Sep 7, 14:08

US-based First Solar, a leading provider of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) system solutions, has announced a 100MW solar module supply agreement with Reliance Power. First Solar will...

NRG Solar begins operations at facility in New Mexico

Sep 1, 10:41

NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, has started producing electricity at its 20MW Roadrunner Solar Generating Facility, the second-largest PV project in the state of New Mexico...

First Solar sees 2Q11 revenues down due to policy uncertainties

Aug 5, 11:44

First Solar has announced financial results for the second quarter of 2011. Net sales were US$533 million in the quarter, a decrease of US$34.5 million from the first quarter of 2011,...

Motech PV inverters certified by First Solar

May 17, 09:42

Motech Industries announced on May 16 its PV inverter was certified of compatibility with First Solar's latest FS-series 2 and FS-series 3 thin-film modules.

Growing demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules in Southeast Asia, but the pressure to cut quotes is high

May 5, 11:52

Demand for a-Si thin-film PV modules is growing significantly in the Southeast Asia region including the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand, but potential clients are asking for low...

TSMC confident of making CIGS PV modules comparable with solar cells, says chairman

Apr 26, 16:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is technologically capable of producing CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV (photovoltaic) modules with energy conversion...

First Solar announces plans for 2 new manufacturing facilities

Oct 15, 12:27

Solar module maker First Solar has announced plans to build two new four-line manufacturing plants that will boost the company's annual manufacturing capacity by nearly 500MW to help...

First Solar remains largest PV module maker in 1Q10, says IMS

Jun 8, 12:51

Thin film manufacturer First Solar remained the largest supplier of PV modules with a global share of 8.4% in the first quarter of 2010, according to IMS Research. Although shipments...

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