GE to spend more on R&D for thin-film PV panels

General Electric, Niskayuna, N.Y., is upping its ante in thin-film solar research. According to an Associated Press report, GE plans to spend more on R&D at PrimeStar Solar Inc., Aravada, Colo., a start-up firm in which it holds a major stake. PrimeStar produces thin-film PV panels using cadmium telluride (CdTe) technology.

“After having completed an exhaustive survey of the PV landscape, we determined that thin films were the optimum path for GE,” said Danielle Merfeld,

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