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

First Solar achieves world record conversion efficiency

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.

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

Woodford invests 42M US-Dollars in Thin Film Electronics

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.

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A smart wristband from Plastic Logic at LOPEC 2015

Wearable tech boosts electronics sector at LOPEC 2016

LOPEC 2016, the leading European show for organic and printed electronics, will be taking place from 5-7 April in Munich, Germany, where the latest products, technologies and trends in printed electronics will be on display. Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearable tech will be among the focal points at this year’s international trade fair, and they will also be on the agenda at the LOPEC conference, where top-class speakers from companies such as Adidas will be in attendance.

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