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CdTe module production
As the largest PV module manufacturer in the US, First Solar is also the only one of the top-ten leading global PV firms to utilize thin-film CdTe technology rather than crystalline silicon as the key material in its products. Its existing modules deliver around 19% efficiency, but that is expected to rise to 25% with the incorporation of silicon in future multi-junction modules. The new R&D center in Ohio will be central to transferring that technology into production. Photo: First Solar.
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