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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • 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.

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  • Our Partnership with Clean Energy Collective to Bring Solar Energy to a Broader Market

    Posted 11 December 2014 4:59 PM by Marc van Gerven

    Yesterday, we announced a new partnership with the Clean Energy Collective, the nation’s leading community solar provider, to develop and market community solar offerings to residential customers and businesses as a solution for client utilities.

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  • 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.

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  • Tempe Team Gives Back with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee

    Posted 4 December 2014 12:00 AM by Mona Hall

    To help the greater Phoenix area prepare the city for the spotlight leading up to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015, First Solar and its associates have worked with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to become heavily involved in our community, volunteering and raising awareness about the Valley of the Sun.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • Sabertooth Cat Fossils Discovered on First Solar’s Desert Sunlight Project Site

    Posted 20 September 2013 7:00 PM by First Solar

    First Solar’s PV power projects provide broad-ranging benefits throughout their construction and operation. In addition to generating clean energy and creating local jobs, First Solar projects help protect biodiversity, preserve cultural heritage sites and contribute to rare paleontological discoveries.

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  • European Solar Dispatch: Brimming with Potential

    Posted 27 August 2013 8:57 PM by Stefan Degener

    Even as the last containers were shipped from Munich, Germany, marking the end of InterSolar Europe, it was apparent that Europe remains upbeat. If the numbers are anything to go by - over 50,000 visitors, including a significant First Solar delegation, from 150 countries - the industry, and the region, continues to brim with potential.

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  • Tracking Systems Help Boost the Eco-Efficiency of PV Power Plants

    Posted 26 June 2013 1:36 PM by First Solar

    Eco-efficiency is the concept of creating more value with less environmental impact. First Solar’s mission ‘to create enduring value by enabling a world powered by clean and affordable solar electricity’ articulates the company’s commitment to eco-efficiency. By producing affordable PV power plants with proven energy yield advantages along with the smallest carbon footprint, lowest water use, and fastest energy payback time of all solar technologies, First Solar is leading the way with eco-efficient PV energy solutions.

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