First Solar, Inc. is an American photovoltaic (PV) manufacturer of rigid thin film modules, or solar panels, and a provider of utility-scale PV power plants and supporting services that include finance, construction, maintenance and end-of-life panel recycling. First Solar uses cadmium telluride (CdTe) as a semiconductor to produce CdTe-panels, that are competing successfully with conventional crystalline silicon technology. In 2009, First Solar became the first solar panel manufacturing company to lower its manufacturing cost to $1 per watt and produced CdTe-panels with an efficiency of about 14 percent at a reported cost of 59 cents per watt in 2013.

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  • El proyecto Luz del Norte será la mayor instalación de energía solar fotovoltaica (PV) en América Latina al terminar su construcción en 2016, y ocupará 478 hectáreas de terreno ubicadas 58 km al noreste de Copiapó, Chile. El proyecto ayudará a diversificar la matriz energética de Chile, a la vez que creará cerca de 370 puestos de trabajo en el momento de mayor actividad durante la construcción y ...

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  • First Solar, Rio Tinto and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced Australia’s first commercial diesel displacement solar plant has successfully commenced commercial operation at a remote mine. In this video, First Solar's Regional Manager for Asia Pacific Jack Curtis, discusses the Weipa Solar Plant which is generating electricity for Rio Tinto’s Weipa bauxite mine, processing fa...

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  • India's unprecedented economic growth is driving the country's need for energy access and energy security to an all-time high. In response, the country is investing in solar power as a viable solution and has set a target of 100GW of solar-generated energy by 2022. As the global leader in the development, design, construction and operation of utility-scale solar projects, First Solar has over 700...

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  • The Shams Ma'an solar plant, which will be engineered and constructed by First Solar, is an important component in Jordan’s strategic diversification of its generation portfolio. Shams Ma’an is owned by a consortium consisting of Diamond Generating Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Corporation; Nebras Power Q.S.C., a subsidiary of the Qatar Electricity & Water Company; and the Kawar Gro...

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  • First Solar has commenced construction on the Luz del Norte Solar Power Plant. The project is expected to be complete by December 2015 and will become the largest solar plant in Latin America. First Solar, in conjunction with Solar Energy International (SEI), is completing its second year of renewable energy training for students from the Jose Antonio Carvajal Polytechnic School in Copiapó, Chil...

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