02 Oct '12, 6pm

In Thin-Film PV, It’s First Solar, Solar Frontier, and Maybe Hanergy: There is no thin-film solar market. Ther...

In Thin-Film PV, It’s First Solar, Solar Frontier, and Maybe Hanergy: There is no thin-film solar market. Ther...

There is no thin-film solar market. There's First Solar with cadmium telluride (CdTe), Solar Frontier with CIGS, and until recently Sharp in amorphous silicon (a-Si), with a few smaller players following behind. There are also a few companies looking at very thin c-Si, such as Twin Creeks or 1366 Technologies. In cadmium telluride materials, it's all First Solar (FSLR ). We've watched Abound Solar fail and GE-PrimeStar slow. In a-Si, there's Sharp, some stalwart Oerlikon customers, and an amorphous-silicon landscape littered with the carcasses of Optisolar , Signet Solar, Unisolar, and many more. In CIGS, the distress sales of MiaSolé , HelioVolt , Solibro , and Ascent to Asian conglomerates offer some hope that this now-honed technology might be ruthlessly optimized by these large firms. Thin-film solar requires massive capital and human resources -- there's no real ecosy...

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