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  • Main Title Rapid Deposition Technology Holds the Key for the World's Largest Solar Manufacturer (Fact Sheet)


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE


  • Name: National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: Golden, Colorado


  • Creation: 2010-10-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Thanks in part to years of collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a manufacturer of thin-film solar modules has grown from a small garage-type operation to become the world's largest manufacturer of solar modules. First Solar, Inc. now manufactures cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules throughout the world, but it began in Ohio as a small company called Solar Cells, Inc.
  • Physical Description: 2 pp.


  • Keyword: First Solar, Inc.
  • Keyword: High-Rate Vapor Transport Deposition (Hrvtd)
  • STI Subject Categories: 14 Solar Energy
  • Keyword: Manufacturers
  • Keyword: Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells
  • Keyword: Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
  • Keyword: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Keyword: Cadmium Telluride (Cdte)
  • Keyword: Spectrum Of Clean Energy Innovation
  • STI Subject Categories: 32 Energy Conservation, Consumption, And Utilization
  • Keyword: Photovoltaic
  • Keyword: Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Keyword: Solar Industry Spectrum Of Clean Energy Innovation
  • Keyword: Thin-Film Solar Modules
  • Keyword: Thin-Film-On-Glass Solar Modules
  • Keyword: R&D 100 Award


  • Related Information: Innovation: The Spectrum of Clean Energy Innovation, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NREL/FS-6A42-48861
  • Grant Number: AC36-08GO28308
  • DOI: 10.2172/992804
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 992804
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1015207