A High-Quality Thin Film CadTel Module Made in America, for America.
Series 7 modules combine First Solar’s thin film cadmium telluride (CadTel) technology with a larger form factor and an innovative new back rail mounting system to deliver improved efficiency, enhanced installation velocity, and unmatched lifetime energy performance for utility-scale PV projects. Developed in close collaboration with EPCs, structure and component providers, Series 7 modules are optimized for both form and function. Series 7 TR1 is Made in America exclusively for the US utility-scale market and further enhances lifetime energy for your large-scale projects.
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Up to 540Watts
Up to 19.3%Efficiency
30 YearLinear Performance Warranty
0.3%Warranted Annual Degradation Rate
Delivering Unmatched Value and Innovation
Larger Form FactorMore watts per install operation for lower BOS costs
Back Rail Mounting DesignUp to 20% faster installation velocity vs. Series 6
Frameless DesignImproves soiling and snow shedding
More Lifetime Energy per Nameplate WattIndustry’s best warranted annual degradation rate: 0.3%
Industry’s Only Cell Cracking WarrantyImmune to and warranted against power loss from cell cracking
Exceptional PerformanceSuperior temperature coefficient, spectral and shading response
Unrivaled Quality and ReliabilitySingular manufacturing process with 100% QA/QC traceability
Leading Environmental ProfileLowest carbon footprint, water footprint, and energy payback time
Made Responsibly in AmericaComprehensive supply chain management with zero tolerance for forced labor
Innovative Back Rail Mounting System
The Series 7 TR1 has galvanized steel back rails and next generation mounting methods will provide easier and quicker field operations resulting in up to 20% faster installation velocity, and up to 15% lower BOS costs vs. Series 6.
The added strength of galvanized steel allows Series 7 TR1 modules to be mounted closer to the center of rotation on a tracker, improving the mechanical efficiency of the motors and dampeners. This can significantly reduce BOS costs by enabling longer tracker rows for more watts per motor, dampener and torque tube.
Larger Module Form Factor
First Solar’s proprietary manufacturing process and CadTel technology allow more form factor flexibility because it is not constrained by industry standard cell or wafer sizes. Along with the added strength and rigidity of galvanized steel back rails, the 1215mm x 2300mm module design optimizes form and function without fear of power loss from cell cracking or other performance-related issues prevalent in crystalline silicon modules.
More Lifetime Energy per Nameplate Watt
Series 7 modules will feature the industry’s best 0.3% warranty-backed annual degradation rate, and boasts a superior temperature coefficient, spectral and shading response – delivering more lifetime energy per installed watt compared to leading bifacial crystalline silicon PV panels.
A Collaborative Process for Success
From day one, First Solar’s product engineering team has worked in deep collaboration with leading EPCs, structure and component providers to create a module that is part of an integrated system solution. By sharing designs and incorporating feedback from industry partners, First Solar has designed a module that is truly optimized for form, function, and cost.