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June 9, 2021
First Solar has unveiled plans to more than double its US manufacturing capacity with a 3.3GWdc facility in Ohio that will produce thin film PV modules for the country’s utility-scale solar sector.
May 4, 2021
PV manufacturer and Solar Module Super League (SMSL) member First Solar has partnered with a Norwegian hydrogen power company to develop a portfolio of green hydrogen production facilities.
April 22, 2021
A round-up of the latest news from the US solar sector, including distributed solar specialist SunPower's return to large-scale power systems, panel maker Maxeon's share offering, and developer National Grid Renewables' PPA with Hershey, Home Depot and NRG.
April 1, 2021
Solar specialist NovaSource, which is owned by Canadian investor Clairvest, has completed its acquisition of US manufacturer First Solar’s operations and maintenance (O&M) business.
PV Tech Premium
March 1, 2021
Mark Osborne provides a detailed analysis of First Solar’s technology and manufacturing strategy, examining its production transition issues to date and the company’s product efficiency roadmap.
February 15, 2021
Longroad Energy to acquire ~900MWdc of solar, with battery storage additions also to be considered.
February 8, 2021
Renewable energy company Leeward is backing its acquisition of First Solar's 10GW project pipeline to allow it to compete within the US' solar landscape.
October 26, 2020
Despite the importance of reliability to the cost competitiveness of PV, large data sets enabling high-level investigation of the technology’s performance in the field are relatively scarce. Dirk C. Jordan, Chris Deline, Bill Marion and Teresa Barnes of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Mark Bolinger of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study a unique data set of 100,000 PV systems in the US, drawing out tips for better reliability that have relevance to other parts of the world.
October 23, 2020
US utility Vistra has selected First Solar’s Series 6 modules to power six new PV projects in Texas as it ramps up its renewable energy portfolio.
August 21, 2020
First Solar has claimed its 141MW Luz del Norte solar project is the “world’s first” utility-scale solar facility licensed to provide ancillary grid services commercially.

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