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  • First Solar #1 in O&M

    Posted 23 November 2015 12:00 AM by Heather Tweedy

    First Solar once again came out on top as the largest operations and maintenance (O&M) provider globally and in the United States, according to GTM Research’s 2015 report, “Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management.”

  • First Solar Brings Power to Three Military Bases

    Posted 10 November 2015 12:00 AM by Heather Tweedy

    Early in his presidency, US President Barack Obama made a commitment to significantly increase renewable energy used and created on military installations by 2020. First Solar recently signed an agreement to help military bases live up to this commitment 

  • Solar for Everyone

    Posted 5 November 2015 2:00 AM by Marc Van Gerven

    Why community solar is good business for utilities and a great choice for electricity customers – in the US and beyond

  • Solar Grid Integration Increases Grid Stability

    Posted 22 October 2015 12:00 AM by First Solar

    When integrated into the grid, solar photovoltaic energy can be an important component to maintaining grid stability. Agua Caliente, a photovoltaic (PV) solar plant capable of generating 290 MW, is connected to the grid via the 500 kw Palo Verde Hassayampa transmission line in California.

  • Solar as a Mainstream Energy Source

    Posted 6 October 2015 2:06 PM by First Solar

    Technology advancements in solar photovoltaic energy have resulted in higher efficiencies and lower costs, making solar energy a competitive alternative to traditional energy sources.

  • Beating Silicon on all Fronts

    Posted 30 September 2015 7:00 AM by Raffi Garabedian

    Our updated utility-scale solar power plant design software shows First Solar's modules´ superior performance over polycrystalline silicon  Thin-film PV is still erroneously considered by some in the solar sector to be synonymous with low-efficiency. This view is outdated.  We recently announced our 18.2 percent full-area Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe) module efficiency record. We're proud to say that First Solar CdTe thin film technology is now more efficient than multicrystalline Si...

  • First Solar, Rio Tinto and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant

    Posted 28 September 2015 8:24 PM by First Solar

    Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant starts operation Groundbreaking solar photovoltaic project supplies renewable energy to remote mining operation proving commercial model for PV-diesel projects First Solar, Rio Tinto and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant has successfully commenced commercial operation at a remote mine. In this video, First Solar's Regional Manager for Asia...

  • 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.

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