Execution Certainty and Manufacturing Excellence

Over the past 20 years, First Solar has grown from a small solar manufacturer in Ohio into America’s solar company and its largest PV module producer, shipping over 25 gigawatts (GW) of uniquely American solar technology to over 45 countries around the world. 

First Solar has consistently been a leader in the utility-scale market, with our thin-film modules forming the backbone of the American clean energy generation fleet. These high-quality, high-performance, eco-efficient photovoltaic (PV) modules are now readily available to the distributed generation (DG) market in the United States through our module distribution partners: Graybar, Kinect Solar, and WESCO Distribution.

Designed and developed at our state-of-the-art R&D centers in California and Ohio and with the input of leading structure providers and EPCs, First Solar Series 6 modules can unlock considerable savings, providing one of the lowest system-level costs-per-watt in the market, and delivering superior lifetime energy for community solar projects, C&I solutions, schools, and municipal/military applications.  

First Solar is excited to bring its utility-scale quality and execution certainty to the the American DG market. Contact us to learn more about how First Solar and its distribution partners can add value to your next DG project.


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Series 6: Advanced Performance & Reliability

As one of the most tested and reliable in the industry, First Solar’s thin film PV technology sets the benchmark for quality. Backed by more than 20 years and 25,000MW of global field experience, First Solar’s customers can be confident in their technology investment. Going above and beyond industry requirements, First Solar modules consistently pass the most stringent third-party certifications for performance, durability, and long-term reliability. First Solar has one manufacturing process and a single set of product specifications for bill of materials (BoM) resulting in a tightly controlled, consistently manufactured, high-quality product.

25GW+shipped globally

20+ yearsof reliable performance

AA Ratedtier 1 manufacturer

6xlower carbon footprint

Beyond Utility-Scale: Get to Know Our Projects

Optimize Your Distributed Generation Projects With Series 6:

  • Fixed or Tracker Ground Mount
  • Ballasted Landfill
  • Building-integrated PV
  • Carport & Solar Canopies
  • Floating Solar

First Solar Powers:

  • Commercial & Industrial Facilities
  • Community Solar 
  • Rural Cooperatives & Municipalities
  • K-12 and Higher Education
  • Qualified Facilities
  • Military Bases
  • Airports

Components and Structures: Fully Compatible with Leading BOS Providers

Developing next-generation technology required a next generation approach. First Solar launched an extensive listening campaign with leading structure providers and EPCs to identify controlling factors that would help define maximum watts-per-lift while retaining two-person installation teams. We also turned to these partners for direct input on every aspect of the module to ensure we designed and built a superior product for the market.

The result is a module that will have among the lowest costs per-watt-installed in the market, optimized for more than 50 fixed-tilt and tracker mounting systems and all inverter types. First Solar's proprietary SpeedSlot™ technology enables Series 6 to mount to certain structures quickly and efficiently, without the need for spacers, jigs, or alignment.

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