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March 24th, 2010

GE to Make Thin-Film Solar Panels

Abstract:
Its entrance to the market could help make solar power cheaper.

GE has confirmed long-standing speculation that it plans to make thin-film solar panels that use a cadmium- and tellurium-based semiconductor to capture light and convert it into electricity. The GE move could put pressure on the only major cadmium-telluride solar-panel maker, Tempe, AZ-based First Solar, which could drive down prices for solar panels.

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