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Ceramic materials, glut of silicon cells drive global solar markets

By Jim Destefani / August 13, 2013

Located in Northern New Mexico, the Cimarron solar facility uses 490,000 ground mounted Cd-Te thin-film solar cells from First Solar to produce up to 30 MW of power. (Credit: First Solar.) Driven by dramatically decreasing hardware costs, the installed cost of solar photovoltaic systems fell in 2012 and through the first half of this year,…

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