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First Solar Signs Deal with Obton to Provide 19MW of Solar Modules in the Netherlands

First Solar Modules will be powering two solar plants in the municipality of Stadskanaal, the Netherlands.

The world’s biggest thin film solar module manufacture, First Solar has signed a 19MW module supply deal for projects with Denmark-based Investment and Management Company specialized in renewable projects Obton.

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First Solar Modules will be powering two solar plants in the municipality of Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. The construction activity for the first project with a direct current (DC) capacity of 13.92MW was launched and 4.4MWdc, project is expected to come in the middle of 2018.

Both projects will be implemented under the under the Netherlands’ Encouraging Sustainable Energy Production (SDE+) programme. The projects also mark Obton’s entry into the Dutch market as an independent power producer.

Anders Marcus, CEO of Obton, said, “Our projects allow us to play a role in the Netherlands’ plans to decarbonize its energy mix. They demonstrate that solar PV can effectively compete against any other renewable energy technology when powered by bankable module technology. Importantly, the fact that we’re using First Solar’s eco-efficient modules ensures that we’re also delivering the lowest carbon solar in the country.”

More specifically, First Solar will supply S156,000 First Solar Series 4 modules for the two projects.

Stefan Degener, First Solar’s Head of Business Development for Europe and Africa, said, “The Stadskanaal projects are clear evidence that reliable, bankable utility-scale solar has earned its place in the country’s low carbon energy generation portfolio.”

Source: Solar Server

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