The commercialization of thin film technologies: Past, present and future

  • Paula J. Mints
  • Published 2010 in
    2010 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists…


In 2009, thin film technologies (a-Si, CdTe, CIGS/CIS) had a 17% global share of shipments of all photovoltaic technologies. CdTe manufacturer First Solar had a 13% share of shipments and was the number one shipper of technology and the first manufacturer of any PV technology to ship over 1-GWp in a calendar year. The achievement of 17% market share by thin… (More)

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