Capital Power has secured its first order of roughly 1 GW DC of thin-film solar modules from First Solar Inc.
The Series 6 Plus modules, which might be delivered between 2026 and 2028, will assist Capital Power’s rising improvement portfolio.
“First Solar’s longstanding investment in domestic supply chains ensures the use of high-quality American solar technology, including products made with significant amounts of domestically sourced content, to power our projects,” says Chris Kopecky, senior vice chairman of Capital Power. “Together, with our shared commitment to the sustainable and responsible development of the solar industry, we look forward to building on this relationship.”
First Solar says its modules have the bottom carbon and water footprint of any commercially out there PV module immediately. The firm can be the primary PV producer to have its product included within the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) world registry for sustainable electronics.
The largest solar producer within the Western Hemisphere, First Solar is investing roughly $1.3 billion in increasing its U.S. manufacturing footprint from over 6.5 GW DC of annual nameplate capability presently, to roughly 10.9 GW DC by 2026.
Committed to web zero by 2045, Capital Power takes a balanced strategy to power technology that features a centered effort on solar energy development throughout North America. With three solar services in operation, Capital Power will use its improvement and building experience to ship initiatives towards an energetic US solar pipeline totaling practically 2.4 GWDC.