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  • First Modules Installed at Broken Hill Solar Plant

    Posted 7 May 2015 6:16 PM by Ewan Norton Smith

    Australia’s solar industry has reached another major milestone with the installation of the first advanced photovoltaic (PV) modules at the 53 megawatt (MW) Broken Hill Solar Plant in regional New South Wales (NSW). With a higher energy yield than traditional crystalline silicon modules, particularly in hot climates as experienced in NSW, First Solar’s advanced PV modules have set the industry benchmark for utility-scale solar generation in Australia. In the coming months, over 650...

  • Final Panel Installed at the Largest Solar Project in Australia

    Posted 20 April 2015 6:36 PM by First Solar

    Last week, First Solar put into place the last module at the Nyngan Solar Plant in New South Wales, officially marking the capstone of Australia’s largest solar project.

  • California Hits Unprecedented Milestone with 5% of State’s Energy from Solar

    Posted 2 April 2015 4:59 PM by First Solar

    Great news came out of California last week as the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced it was first state to have more than 5 percent of its annual electricity generation come from utility-scale solar power.

  • 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.

  • First Solar O&M Services Maximize Performance for Projects in California

    Posted 16 March 2015 1:28 PM by Troy Lauterbach

    A new service offering includes active plant control, real-time monitoring, forecasting and maintenance

  • New Projects on Tribal Land Add 200MW to Nevada’s Renewable Energy Portfolio

    Posted 11 March 2015 1:26 PM by Laura Abram

    With construction underway on the 250 megawatt (MW) Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in southern Nevada, First Solar is now working on two additional projects on Tribal land that, when completed, would add 200MW to Nevada’s renewable energy portfolio.

  • AC Power Block: Bringing Energy to Everyone

    Posted 18 December 2014 10:42 AM by Mark McIntyre

    When it comes to delivering energy across the globe, First Solar distributes bankable PV energy at the lowest Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE) in the world's most diverse regions. With our AC Power Block offering, we are able to maximize energy output and grid stability through proven plant technologies and services.

  • The Next Generation Utility-Scale PV Plant

    Posted 9 December 2014 1:22 PM by Mahesh Morjaria

    As the average cost per kWh of utility-scale PV projects continues to drop, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for solar is reaching grid parity in some parts of the world. The next-generation utility-scale PV plant holds the promise of making solar energy even more cost-effective.

  • First Solar PV Power Plants Help Protect Biodiversity while Generating Clean Electricity

    Posted 13 February 2014 12:25 PM by Karen Drozdiak

    Responsible land use and biodiversity protection are the cornerstone of one of First Solar’s core values: “Environmental Responsibility.” By building and operating environmentally friendly PV power plants, First Solar helps protect endangered animal and plant species while generating clean electricity that will contribute to the grid for 25 or more years.

  • MENA Solar Dispatch: The Middle East’s Solar Energy Sunrise

    Posted 30 October 2013 12:00 AM by Ahmed Nada

    Just a short drive away from Dubai’s awe-inspiring skyline, lies the first phase of the Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park: row-upon-row of black solar panels shimmers in the heat, a seemingly futuristic mirage in the desert. Born of a vision for a sustainable future, the plant’s 152,880 First Solar thin film modules work silently, using the photovoltaic (PV) effect to convert sunlight into electricity.

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