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First Solar unveils first functional Series 6 PV module and expands production facility in Vietnam

U.S. module manufacturer First Solar announced yesterday the unveiling of the first functional Series 6 thin film photovoltaic module off the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio, new production line. Presented during a meeting with investment analysts at the Perrysburg facility, the large area Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) glass-on-glass module was part of the first batch of material run completely through the recently activated line.

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Schmid Group to Establish a Fully Integrated PV Manufacturing Plant in Iran

The German  PV equipment supplier Schmid Group announced this week that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) to start a collaboration to establish a fully integrated photovoltaic manufacturing plant in Iran. The state of the art manufacturing facility will include the entire photovoltaics value chain, including the production of polysilicon wafers, solar cells and modules.

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Trina Solar announces Launch of Operations at Thailand Solar Cell Factory and $143M in Financing

Trina Solar, a global leader in photovoltaic PV modules, solutions, and services, announced last week the official launch of operations at its new manufacturing facility in Thailand.

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JinkoSolar Inaugurates Solar Cell & Module Manufacturing Facility in Malaysia

China-based JinkoSolar, a global leader in the PV industry, today announced the inauguration of a solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. The ceremony was attended by JinkoSolar CEO Kangping Chen, and some Malaysia prestigious government officials.

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