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NextEra Energy Resources and First Solar celebrate commissioning of Silver State South Solar Energy Center

NextEra Energy Resources, the largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun, and First Solar celebrated the commissioning of Silver State South, a 250 megawatt (MW)ac solar energy center capable of generating enough clean energy to power approximately 80,000 homes. “Nevada has plentiful sunshine, and with the Silver State South Solar Energy […]

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Industry’s Aspirations on Solar Blueprint

Every year India faces severe electricity shortage, to meet the rapidly growing demand the country needs a massive addition in capacity. And to sustain the pace of economic growth with a commitment towards the reduction of greenhouse gases, India has to cut its dependency on fossil fuels for electrification. Therefore solar power installations in India […]

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Report: Global Utility-Scale Solar PV O&M market to reach 182GW in 2016

The global addressable market for megawatt-scale PV operations & maintenance (O&M) and asset management will reach 182-GW by the end 2016. According to GTM Research and SoliChamba Consulting’s latest report, Global Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management 2016-2021, this represents a 54 percent annual increase in deployments over last year. Cumulative Megawatt-Scale PV O&M Market, […]

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Former First Solar CEO to Lead EOS Energy Storage

Eos Energy Storage – a safe, ultra-low cost Znyth battery major announces incumbency of former CEO of First Solar – Jim Hughes. Joining as Chairman of the Board, Jim will be responsible to avant-garde the company from technology development to commercial manufacturing and product deployment. The strategic appointment comes amid the company’s announcement of a $23M Series […]

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8point3 Energy Partners to acquire First Solar’s 34 percent stake in its 300 MW Stateline solar project

8point3 Energy Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire First Solar’s 34 percent stake in its 300-megawatt (MW) Stateline solar project for USD 329.5 million. The project is expected to generate approximately $32 million in average annual pre-tax cash distributions and has a 20 year contract life. The transaction is expected to close on […]

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Precipitable Water effect on Spectral Shift and Solar PV Module Energy

Amit Kumar Mittal, Technical Director, First Solar Power India Kendra Passow, Performance and Prediction Engineer, First Solar Mitchell Lee, Performance and Prediction Engineer, First Solar Introduction:   Photovoltaic (PV) module technologies are characterized according to Standard Test Conditions (STC) as per IEC 60904-3 1. This standard defines reference conditions at an irradiance level of 1000 […]

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First Solar to deliver 160 MW of PV Panels to Turkish Companies

US-based thin-film solar modules supplier First Solar has won two large contracts of 160 MW in direct current (DC) from Turkey based energy company. The US Company has gone into agreement to supply 160 MW of its high-performance solar modules to PV projects in Turkey. The two contracts were signed in the first half of […]

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First Solar wraps up 130 MW of solar power plants in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

US-based solar power projects developer, First Solar’s local subsidiary- the First Solar Power India has announced the commercial operation of 80 MW and 50 MW solar power plants in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Both the plants are part of the 260 MW project portfolio owned by First Solar in India. Sujoy Ghosh, First Solar’s Country […]

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By 2019 we will be in a position to deliver modules with 18.6% efficiency: Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head, First Solar, India

First Solar is one of the leading global providers of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems. The company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. In an interview with Sujoy Ghosh, Country Head, First Solar, India shares his views on the various initiatives taken by the Government and company’s […]

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