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  • Quantifying The Benefits of Utility-Scale Solar PV

    Posted 13 July 2015 2:13 PM by Jim Woodruff

    Today, economists at The Brattle Group released a report finding that utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar generation costs are approximately half those of residential-scale PV and emission reduction benefits are significantly greater. The study, called “Comparative Generation Costs of Utility-Scale and Residential-Scale PV in Xcel Energy Colorado’s Service Area,” is the first to focus on a “solar-to-solar” comparison of equal amounts of residential- and utility-scale PV solar using data from an actual utility system.

  • First Solar Brings More Power to India

    Posted 2 July 2015 1:57 PM by Sujoy Ghosh

    Earlier this year, at RE-INVEST 2015, First Solar made a “Green Energy Commitment” to develop 5GW of solar capacity in India by 2019. Together, First Solar and India are working to realize a shared vision and meet India's growing demand for sustainable, renewable energy.

  • First Solar And OrionGroup Announce JV for Solar Development in Philippines

    Posted 19 May 2015 4:10 PM by Won Park

    JV Launched to Address Commercial & Industrial Self Generation Market Potential

  • Mexico and the New Energy Economy – Solar Opportunity is Bright

    Posted 18 May 2015 11:42 AM by Pedro Elio

    This week, First Solar is attending MIREC 2015 in Mexico City where members of the energy industry are gathering to discuss vital next steps for clean energy sources in Mexico.

  • México y la Nueva Economía Energética – Brillante Oportunidad Solar

    Posted 18 May 2015 11:42 AM by Pedro Elio

    Esta semana, First Solar asistirá a MIREC 2015 en Ciudad de México, donde los actores de la industria de la energía limpia se reunirán para discutir los siguientes pasos vitales para dicha industria en México.

  • The Apple Factor

    Posted 22 April 2015 12:31 PM by Marc van Gerven

    Exploring wholesale C&I: Why First Solars energy procurement deal with Apple could raise the commercial & industrial solar segment to a new level

  • Solar Electricity: Contributing to Grid Stability

    Posted 26 March 2015 12:38 PM by First Solar

    Grid stability is a topic that many countries and regions new to utility-scale solar have questions and concerns about.

  • U.S. Officials Tour Perrysburg Manufacturing Facility

    Posted 27 February 2015 2:46 PM by First Solar

    As First Solar continues to make news around the world with its technology, growth and industry leadership, U.S. government officials are taking notice and want to see the company’s efforts for themselves.

  • Utility-Scale Solar Project Design Becomes More Accessible

    Posted 20 January 2015 12:00 AM by David Spieldenner

    The First Solar Energy Capacity Assessment Tool is a self-service design resource for developers

  • 10GW and Counting!

    Posted 19 January 2015 12:00 AM by Georges Antoun

    This month, we marked an incredible milestone at First Solar with more than 10,000 megawatts (MW), or 10 gigawatts (GW), of photovoltaic (PV) solar capacity manufactured and installed worldwide. This achievement makes First Solar a global leader in generating clean, affordable solar energy.

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