Malaysia

First Solar manufacturing unaffected by Covid-19 measures

The U.S. thin-film solar company says its production lines in Ohio, Malaysia and Vietnam have thus far been able to carry on operations. The company says measures have been taken to protect its workers at all of its premises.

1366 Technologies adds $18M in pursuit of cheaper silicon solar cells

The company’s technology falls in the ‘kerfless’ wafer category: Instead of sawing silicon ingots into wafers, a time-consuming and wasteful process, 1366’s technology forms wafers directly using molten silicon.

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First Solar’s great ramp forward

First Solar has reported the largest quarterly production run and shipment volume in its history, and more than 2 GW of bookings in July alone. And with more factories underway, the thin film PV maker is just getting started.

Retooling, construction troubles bite First Solar’s Q1 financials

The thin film PV maker has completed one of its most challenging quarters in many years; however it is still sold out into 2021.

SunPower brings its A game to high efficiency

The company has rolled out its new A-Series modules as the first product using SunPower’s NGT solar cells, based on larger wafers and a streamlined manufacturing process. But will this be enough to get SunPower back to the black in its finances?

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1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q Cells to open wafer factory in Malaysia

The U.S. wafer maker and the Korean module manufacturer expect to ramp the Malaysian factory no later than September. The fab is next to Hanwha’s existing cell and module facilities and 1366 Technologies plans to produce its Direct Wafers on a gigawatt scale for less than $0.20 per piece.

First Solar is sitting pretty

The thin film PV maker reported solid year-end 2018 results, with future bookings extending out four years and the fourth of five Series 6 factories already online.

First Solar’s big format brings big bookings

The PV maker’s quarterly results show not only the ramping of its Series 6 production at a third location, but also bookings that continuing to climb, with 11.3 GW of modules now under contract.

SunPower to shift IBC solar production to new technology

The PV maker plans to shift its 800 MW of current E-Series production to its new NGT technology, as it records a massive loss on depreciation of its old equipment.

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First Solar sees manufacturing hiccups, but bookings remain strong

The thin film PV maker reports difficulties in ramping its new Series 6 product, as well as pressure from module price collapses.

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