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Learning experience for thin-film solar modules: First Solar, Inc. case study

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  • Martin A. Green

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    1. ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney 2052, Australia
    • ARC Photovoltaics Centre of Excellence, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney 2052, Australia
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Abstract

New solar photovoltaic technologies face significant barriers to market entry. First Solar, Inc. is the first thin-film company to succeed in meeting these challenges, with substantial information about the company's evolution available through its public listing. Learning experience in relation to prices, manufacturing costs, module efficiency and material costs are assessed over the 2003–early 2010 period. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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