First Solar’s industry-leading, thin-film solar modules will now be available for use on PV systems between 10kW and 30kW. The decision was inspired by a rise in demand for small-scale commercial projects and the recent launch of the First Solar Series 3 module.
Since forming in 2002, First Solar has focused its attentions on large-scale projects, however, company president TK Kallenbach recognises the potential of this previously-untapped market. “Commercial rooftops in the 10-30kW range represent a multi-gigawatt market globally. This expansion gives our customers additional flexibility to serve smaller and medium-sized commercial and industrial rooftops. It is a natural extension of our thin film module capability and allows our customers to continue to learn and apply innovative technology and installation techniques to a growing market,” Kallenbach said.
“We believe that the combination of economic and environmental attributes of First Solar modules will prove just as attractive to customers of 10-30kW PV systems as they have to customers of bigger systems,” added Stephan Hansen, managing director of First Solar’s European sales and marketing team. “This offering is open both to existing First Solar customers and to new customers.”