Our Advantage

Maximum Value and Minimum Risk

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World MapWith more than 8 gigawatts (GW) installed worldwide, First Solar is the leading global provider of PV energy solutions. 
We deliver solar energy that is cost competitive with fossil fuels. With professional expertise in everything solar, we have developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and currently operate the largest grid-connected PV power plants on the planet.

We offer the most bankable solar energy solutions in the world. With the strongest financial stability in the industry and unparalleled use of our technology in debt-financed projects, our bankable energy solutions provide access to capital and low-cost financing to leading utilities and energy investors.

Research & DevelopmentWe invest more in R&D than any of our competitors. Our determined innovation results in advanced technologies throughout the power plant that lower the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), increase energy yield, and provide stable and reliable grid integration over the plant's life.

With our wide range of technologies and services, we maximize value and minimize risk for our customers and partners. By integrating technologies and expertise across the solar value chain, we deliver more reliable, dependable, and cost-effective solutions for our customers.

Our Model
Fragmented approaches to the development of solar energy result in more cost and risk for plant owners. In addition to margin stacking, bankability issues, and lack of integration between companies to optimize total plant performance, there are significant long-term reliability concerns.

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