Adding to a long list of announcements, First Solar has now been selected by EPC contractor juwi solar to supply solar modules for two U.S. projects. These new supply orders are separate from the existing long-term framework agreement between First Solar and juwi solar.
The first of these projects will be a 15MW installation for JEA, the community-owned electric utility in the U.S. The second will be 12MW and will be supplied for juwi solar’s project with American Electric Power in Ohio.
“First Solar’s modules are a cost effective solution for utility scale installations, making them an ideal fit for these projects,” said Bruce Sohn, First Solar president.
“We are very encouraged that First Solar is supplying its proven and financeable modules for these initial U.S. utility-scale projects developed by juwi solar. We expect that our strong relationship with First Solar will be an important element toward the expansion of solar power in the United States,” said Michael Martin, managing director of juwi.
The construction of these two installations is expected to begin at the end of the year with a completion date of late 2010.