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  • President Obama, Sen. Reid, First Solar CEO Jim Hughes at Clean Energy Summit

    Posted 27 August 2015 12:38 AM by First Solar

    This past Monday, First Solar CEO Jim Hughes helped kick off the first panel discussion at the National Clean Energy Summit 8.0: Powering Progress. The Clean Energy Summit was keynoted by President Barack Obama and was held in Las Vegas, Nevada and began with opening remarks by summit host and solar proponent, Senator Harry Reid.

  • 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.

  • Module Plus from First Solar: Enhanced Energy Efficiencies Through Streamlined Technology

    Posted 25 June 2015 4:10 PM by First Solar

    For developers, First Solar’s Module Plus solution simplifies the supply chain, cuts time and cost, and streamlines the contract management process, allowing them to add solar capacity quickly and cost-effectively.

  • First Solar Sets Another Module Efficiency Record

    Posted 16 June 2015 12:30 PM by Raffi Garabedian

    Yesterday, First Solar announced another record-breaking module conversion efficiency rating of 18.6 percent aperture efficiency for our advanced CdTe PV modules.

  • Nyngan Solar Plant Achieves Full Generation

    Posted 12 June 2015 11:12 AM by Ewan Norton Smith

    AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has confirmed that the Nyngan solar plant in western New South Wales (NSW) has achieved full generation, sending 102 MW of renewable energy into Australia’s National Electricity Market.

  • Strong Partners for Local Energy

    Posted 9 June 2015 7:04 PM by Marc van Gerven

    Strategies for solar to explore the huge, mostly untapped remote microgrid market

  • First Solar Breaks Ground on Jordan’s Largest PV Plant

    Posted 9 June 2015 9:30 AM by First Solar

    First Solar has started construction of the 52.5 megawatt (MW)AC Shams Ma’an photovoltaic power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

  • 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.

  • Study: First Solar Modules Offer Over 4% More Energy than Silicon PV in South Africa

    Posted 13 May 2015 1:16 PM by First Solar

    Report by ARUP confirms First Solar modules can outperform mono- and poly-crystalline silicon PV in South Africa

  • 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...

  • First Solar Celebrates Kids to Parks Day on May 16th

    Posted 4 May 2015 3:45 PM by Laura Abram

    Organized by National Park Trust (NPT) and other local and national collaborators, Kids to Parks Day is a nation-wide day of outdoor play that celebrates children exploring and learning in nature, and understanding the importance of conserving our planet. First Solar has supported the program since 2012 through grants, volunteerism, and offering site tours of our solar projects in California and Nevada. We’re continuing to support NTP by providing a $20,000 sponsorship to this year&rs...

  • Von Ardenne Recognized for Project Execution and Innovation

    Posted 27 April 2015 1:42 PM by Steve Krum

    First Solar, Inc. has recognized manufacturing equipment supplier Von Ardenne GmbH for its valued project execution and collaborative innovation. Von Ardenne has been instrumental in helping First Solar grow through technological advances of their glass coating equipment, which in turn enables First Solar to achieve production-scale solar module advancements. Following our “copy smart” process, Von Ardenne has worked with First Solar to maintain consistency in introduction of new tec...

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