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Thin-film PV array of CdTe solar modules manufactured by First Solar (photo: Wikipedia)


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First Solar, Inc., a global provider of PV solar systems based in Tempe (AZ), USA, has announced that it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6% aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. For the first time ever, First Solar has demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded.

 
The FUJIFILM Dimatix SX3 print head


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FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc., a leading supplier of drop-on-demand inkjet print heads based in Santa Clara (CA), USA, has announced the successful high-volume manufacturing of printed electronic circuitry. The Dimatix Technology Integration (DTI) engineering team and ink partners have recently developed high volume manufacturing solutions for printing conductive electronic circuits.

 
Thin Film Electronics has found an investor in Woodford Investment Management to further extend its business activities


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Thin Film Electronics, a global leader in printed electronics and smart systems based in Oslo, Norway, has announced that Woodford Investment Management has agreed to acquire 120M new shares in the company in a private placement totaling 42M US-Dollars.

 
Heliatek has further increased the efficiency of its OPV multi-junction cell


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R&D teams of Dresden-based Heliatek GmbH have reached a record conversion efficiency of 13.2% for an OPV multi-junction cell, setting a new world record for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity using organic photovoltaic cells. The measurement was independently confirmed by Fraunhofer CSP (centre for silicon photovoltaics) in Halle, Germany.

 
The NovaCentrix PulseForge 1300 at CPI


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The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a UK-based technology innovation centre, has recently partnered with the American-based equipment manufacturer NovaCentrix to install a specialist system designed for the high-speed photonic curing of printed electronics inks.