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Watch Out, First Solar: GE To Produce Thin-Film Solar Cells

Posted by Connie Zheng In Friday, March 19 2010 under: thin film, Solar Industry News, GE solar, First Solar

Industry cost leader First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) soon may face increased competition in the thin-film solar market in the form of GE, which is making the switch from traditional silicon to cadmium-telluride—the same material that First Solar uses—in its production of solar panels. Apparently following the same logic as the Arizona-based solar giant, GE’s research arm released on Thursday news about its activities in cadmium telluride, which it has deemed the most potentially cost-effective material to use in manufacturing solar photovoltaic cells.

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