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GE to build massive thin-film U.S. solar plant

The thin-film solar cells to be produced, which will feature 12.8 percent efficiency, were developed by PrimeStar Solar, which is now being acquired by GE, its lead investor.

By April 7, 2011

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Intel bankrolls Sulfurcell, a solar thin-film outfit

Berlin-based Sulfurcell steps into the global fight for solar panels with CIGS thin-film solar technology designed for building rooftops and facades.

By January 25, 2011

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Abound Solar nails DOE loan for thin-film factory

Thin-film solar manufacturer finalizes $400 million in loan guarantee and raises $110 million in equity to ramp up solar manufacturing in U.S.

By December 14, 2010

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First Solar and Sempra plan thin-film solar plant

The 10-megawatt solar farm being built in Nevada would be the largest thin-film installation in North America.

By July 24, 2008

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Thin-film outfit Global Solar touts efficiency, seeks expansion funds

Battling for cell efficiency and cheapest cost-per-watt, CIGS solar cell manufacturers are ramping up production.

By March 14, 2008

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Stick these solar cells on your phone or whatever else

These decal-like panels can go anywhere and don't lose any efficiency.

By December 28, 2012

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Thin-film solar to see bright days ahead

Solar cells made with new manufacturing processes and materials will take up a larger chunk of the solar pie, says researcher NanoMarkets.

By August 9, 2007

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Massive solar photovoltaic plants are California-bound

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is working with OptiSolar and SunPower to add 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar farms to the grid.

By August 14, 2008

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GE: Solar panels will be as easy to install as new roof

A $5.9 million research program seeks to cut the installation cost of solar in half for home systems by building standardized components for racking and wiring.

By October 26, 2011

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CIGS companies eye building-integrated photovoltaics

Thin-film solar power companies want to integrate solar cells with buildings, but they still have a way to go.

By May 16, 2008