26 Apr '11, 5pm

The Cadmium Telluride Solar Factory Race: Solar manufacturers are racing to build the next cadmium telluride (C...

The Cadmium Telluride Solar Factory Race: Solar manufacturers are racing to build the next cadmium telluride (C...

Abound Solar has won a US DOE loan to support a new 640 MW/yr facility in Tipton, Indiana. General Electric (GE) recently announced buying Primestar. They indicate that they will be building the largest PV manufacturing facility in the world. Finally First Solar has announced a 250 MW/yr facility to be built in Mesa City Arizona near Phoenix. Let’s take a closer look to see which one of these factories might have the best advantage to be in the lead to generate revenue. First Solar As the largest manufacture of PV modules in the world, First Solar Inc (FSLR) is the defending champion. First Solar has produced so many factories, it almost seems like their real product is factories, not solar panels. They indicate a total manufacturing capacity of 1.5 GW/yr (that is gigawatts per year) at the end of 2010. They have plants in Perrysburg, Ohio, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany, and Kul...

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