07 Apr '11, 4pm

GE: Big, New Player on the Thin Film Solar Block: Victor Abate, GE's VP of Renewable Energy Business, announce...

GE: Big, New Player on the Thin Film Solar Block: Victor Abate, GE's VP of Renewable Energy Business, announce...

Victor Abate, GE's VP of Renewable Energy Business, announced the completed acquisition of Prime Star Solar this morning, along with some big news on the cadmium telluride front. GE (NYSE: GE) claims to have achieved the (independently verified) highest recorded efficiency for cadmium telluride at almost 13 percent for a full scale module. Abate claimed the best way to reduce solar cost was by improving efficiency, also stating that each percentage point in efficiency lowers cost by 10 percent. Abate did not disclose per-watt costs. Note that First Solar , the clear leader in thin-film solar, is in gigawatt-scale production at 11.6 percent efficiency with a $0.75 per-watt cost and a guidance of 2 gigawatts of production in 2011. Abound Solar , another CdTe aspirant, is working on building up capacity of 840 megawatts with help from a DOE loan guarantee. GE said that it has...

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