FSLR acquires GE’s Thin Film technology First Solar is the world’s leading producers of solar panels with a solar panel technology that differs from almost all of its competitors. First Solar Solar Panels use Cadmium-Tellurium Thin Film Solar technology, while the majority of the Solar Industry uses Crystalline Silicon Technology. Despite stiff competition from the silicon technology and [...]

Renesola is a Chinese company and provide modules at cheap prices. Renesola is a vertically integrated company with complete R&D and manufacturing of polysilicon, silicon wafer and solar modules. Renesola has a global presence with sales branches established in Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific regions. Renesola sells most of its Solar Panels under an OEM Contract, which [...]

Chinese solar panels are good and sold at a cheap price, though the quality of Chinese solar panels was under question a while ago. Japan on the other hand, is set to become the world’s biggest solar market by revenues. It is expected that Japan will install approximately US$20 billion worth of solar PV systems in 2013. Trina Solar is a vertically integrated company [...]

Solar Frontier is a Japanese company which was earlier known as Showa Shell Solar. The company joined the rank of major solar companies once it started the new 900MW “Kunitomi” production plant in Miyazaki. Solar Frontier manufactures CIS (copper, indium, selenium) thin-film solar modules for customers all around the world. The company has offices in Europe, the [...]

Hanergy buys Global Energy after Q-Cells and Miasole Hanergy the Chinese solar giant is all set to become the world’s leader in CIGs solar panel technology as it acquired a 3rd distressed CIGs startup Global Energy. Hanergy has been a little late to the solar energy game compared to the other Chinese solar panel makers [...]

Sunpower (SPWR) is a US based solar system integrator and developer, building some of the largest solar farms in the US. The company makes the most efficient solar panels using its monocrystalline solar cell technology. SunPower solar modules deliver 21.5% efficiency, which is very high and means that the customers get more electricity and lower electricity bills. The company was bought by the French [...]