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  • First Solar Energy Services Reaches 1 Million Hours Safety Milestone

    Posted 30 August 2016 12:00 AM by First Solar

    This July, First Solar Energy Services reached an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) milestone of 1 million hours worked without a recordable injury. The last recordable injury or lost-time injury occurred on July 10, 2013.

  • Australia's first utility scale solar plant performing above expectations

    Posted 12 April 2016 4:00 AM by First Solar

    Globally, most PV solar plants experience lower levels of performance and availability during the initial period of operation. This is typically due to equipment infant mortality and construction quality issues. However, the Greenough River Solar Farm, located 50km southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia, boasted an outstanding 99.6% effective availability in its first three years of operation. 

  • A New Milestone for Thin Film Modules in India

    Posted 29 March 2016 4:00 AM by First Solar

    Today, we’re announcing that we have hit a major milestone in India. First Solar has become the first thin film PV modules manufacturer to ship 1 GW (DC) of PV solar capacity to India. 

  • First Solar Publishes Inaugural Sustainability Report

    Posted 14 March 2016 4:00 AM by First Solar

    For the first time, First Solar is providing a look at how we are fulfilling our mission to create enduring value by enabling a world powered by clean, affordable and reliable solar energy while delivering on the “triple bottom line” of people, planet and profit.

  • HopSol Selects First Solar

    Posted 29 February 2016 5:00 AM by First Solar

    HopSol AG, a Swiss solar developer, has selected First Solar's thin-film PV modules to power the Otjozondjupa Solar Park, which is expected to account for approximately one percent of the country’s total generation capacity.

  • Solar Energy - The Economic Revolution

    Posted 3 February 2016 11:00 AM by First Solar CEO - Jim Hughes

    In just over a decade, solar energy has evolved from being relegated to highly specialized applications that justified the high cost, or heavily subsidized programs entirely dependent on continuing policy support from governments; to increasingly capturing a large share of the total power generation market on the strength of economics alone.

  • Solar Energy and the Future of Desalination

    Posted 27 January 2016 5:00 AM by Dr. Raed Bkayrat

    Consider this, 40% of the global population – approximately 2.8 billion people - is currently affected by water scarcity. In the future, we expect photovoltaic (PV) solar to shoulder the bulk of the desalination industry’s energy needs.  

  • Solar Is No Longer a Compromise

    Posted 8 January 2016 5:00 AM by Matt Merfert

    In diverse markets across the world, Solar PV energy has reached pricing competitive with fossil fuels. 

  • Community Development at First Solar

    Posted 8 January 2016 5:00 AM by First Solar

    From training women in India to successfully participate in the new regional economy to raising more than ever for U.S. charities, First Solar made an impact well beyond the solar plant. 

  • Enel, Powerhive Partner on Landmark Rural Electrification Project

    Posted 17 December 2015 7:00 AM by Marc Van Gerven

    Deal validates commercially viable minigrid business model. Portfolio of projects brings electricity to 100 Kenyan Villages

  • First Solar #1 in O&M

    Posted 23 November 2015 5:00 AM by Heather Tweedy

    First Solar once again came out on top as the largest operations and maintenance (O&M) provider globally and in the United States, according to GTM Research’s 2015 report, “Megawatt-Scale PV O&M and Asset Management.”

  • First Solar Brings Power to Three Military Bases

    Posted 10 November 2015 5:00 AM by Heather Tweedy

    Early in his presidency, US President Barack Obama made a commitment to significantly increase renewable energy used and created on military installations by 2020. First Solar recently signed an agreement to help military bases live up to this commitment 

  • Solar for Everyone

    Posted 5 November 2015 7:00 AM by Marc Van Gerven

    Why community solar is good business for utilities and a great choice for electricity customers – in the US and beyond

  • Solar Grid Integration Increases Grid Stability

    Posted 22 October 2015 4:00 AM by First Solar

    When integrated into the grid, solar photovoltaic energy can be an important component to maintaining grid stability. Agua Caliente, a photovoltaic (PV) solar plant capable of generating 290 MW, is connected to the grid via the 500 kV Palo Verde Hassayampa transmission line from Arizona to California.

  • Solar as a Mainstream Energy Source

    Posted 6 October 2015 6:06 PM by First Solar

    Technology advancements in solar photovoltaic energy have resulted in higher efficiencies and lower costs, making solar energy a competitive alternative to traditional energy sources.

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