05 Jul '16, 1pm

First Solar ends heterojunction foray; shifts Malaysian plant to CdTe Series 5 assembly

First Solar ends heterojunction foray; shifts Malaysian plant to CdTe Series 5 assembly

First Solar said that the TetraSun production plant in Malaysia would be converted and dedicated to its CdTe thin-film Series 5 module assembly requirements and be operational in early 2017. Updated: Leading CdTe thin-film manufacturer First Solar is discontinuing development and production of its hybrid heterojunction silicon cell and module technology, acquired via the acquisition of start-up TetraSun. First Solar said that the TetraSun production plant in Malaysia would be converted and dedicated to its CdTe thin-film Series 5 module assembly requirements and be operational in early 2017. The discontinuation of its TetraSun operations would result in impairment charges of approximately US$90 million to US$110 million. Finlay Colville, head of market intelligence at Solar Media, told PV Tech that rumours had recently surfaced that the TetraSun operations were up for sale...

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