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  • gary012003 gary012003 Sep 22, 2007 7:54 AM Flag

    FSLR technology is safe!!!

    Some market newbies who bet against FSLR upward trend are losing their mind: wrongly buying put.Then try every way so that their wrong bet can win back. People who don't recongnize trading mistakes doom to fail. Now FSLR put will become worthless as FSLR move much much higher than $112.

    As to FSLR solar cell technology, their first rate scientists know much better than these laymen. A simple fact is that as long as your handheld calculators or wrist watches are safe, then FSLR technology will be safe -garanteed, because they use same elememts...
    Also USA government says::from FSLR's website:

    First Solar's advanced CdTe technology is instrumental in accomplishing our environmental mission.
    CdTe is uniquely capable of producing low cost solar modules, making widespread, cost-effective solar electricity a reality. Its physical properties are optimal for converting sunlight into electricity, resulting in highly efficient photovoltaics with thin (< 3 micron) semiconductor layers. CdTe is a robust material with the demonstrated capacity for high volume, low cost production.

    CdTe is a semiconductor made by transforming cadmium and tellurium from their elemental forms into a stable semiconductor. The cadmium in First Solar's CdTe is derived from zinc smelting waste. The ��up-cycling�� of cadmium into safe, cost effective solar electricity not only reduces the toxic effects of fossil fuel generation but prevents potentially dangerous elemental cadmium from entering the environment.
    For these reasons, research from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory concluded:

    Large-scale use of CdTe PV modules does not present any risks to health and the environment, and recycling the modules at the end of their useful life completely resolves any environmental concerns. During their operation, these modules to no produce any pollutants, and furthermore, by displacing fossil fuels, they offer great environmental benefits. CdTe PV modules appear to be more environmentally friendly than all other current uses of Cd.

    Source: " RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS", Vol 8, 2004, pp 303 �C 334, V M Fthenakis, ��Life Cycle Impact Analysis of Cadmium in CdTe PV Production��, with permission from Elsevier

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    Life Cycle Impact Analysis of Cadmium in CdTe PV Production (PDF)

    Sentiment : Strong Buy

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    • Well. I think some folks who short FSLR wrongly or just want to drag down hot solar stocks so that they can ride solar bandwagon are just uneducated layman.

      First of all, FSLR's " thin-solar panel" technologies and innovations are highly graded by industry as Giant Electornoics Sharp and GE, BPH Solar Division.

      Second, FSLR product safety aare garanteed by USA government of safety department. You can check FSLR websites.

      Anydoubt about safety lack strick evidence and are just guesswork.

      let's say, you use steel fork. Do you know how work make fork? there are lot steel dust when they make. Steel dust is toxic. So you think steel fork is toxic? It is no-sense.

      This guy knows nothing about FSLR technology, I am pretty sure.

      Also read Sept. 21 Wall Street Journal about FSLR...You will be rewarded hugely later on.

      I am long: FSLR, LDK, JASO,...

    • I hear the real action is @ LDK Solar???????????? & you!

    • If Cadmium is safe like you claim in your lies, how come FSLR has to go to so much trouble and expense to protect the workers at their factories from Cadmium exposure and have to set aside millions for disposal of returned panels? Cadmium is toxic forever.

    • How many calculators or wrist watches are left out in the rain and hail and other bad weather elements? FSLR panels are mostly in open fields and a few roof tops where rain water can run off into ground water.

      • 1 Reply to execooo1
      • You even don't know what you are talking about.FSLR scientists and USA government agency of safety know much better than you, a pure layman on FSLR technology. Weeks ago, I discussed some solar issues with my formal school mates, a world-rate scientist on EE. he said that Solar panel using 1% of silicon made by FSLR has sharp edge over other solar rivals when silicon is in shortage.

        I advise you to get in early.

        FSLR will go much higher as some traders siad here.

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