First Solar Inc. has entered into an settlement to provide 2.4 GW DC of its high-performance, superior thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules to Intersect Power LLC. The modules are scheduled to be delivered from 2024 to 2026, making Intersect Power, which beforehand positioned orders for a complete of 4.1 GW DC, in 2019 and 2021, one of many world’s largest consumers and operators of First Solar’s module know-how with roughly 6.4 GW DC anticipated to be deployed by 2027.
The modules might be deployed in Intersect Power’s solar, storage and inexperienced hydrogen tasks coming on-line throughout the United States in 2025 via 2027. A big proportion of the modules are anticipated to be produced in First Solar’s Northwest Ohio manufacturing complicated.
“Intersect Power’s ongoing relationship with First Solar has been critical in rapidly scaling our business to meet our vision and reliably delivering our customers value and performance to support their decarbonization goals,” stated Sheldon Kimber, chief government officer, Intersect Power. “We look forward to bringing this large-scale portfolio to operation, and creating good-paying, American jobs in both construction and manufacturing with First Solar’s domestically-produced modules.”
Designed and developed at its analysis and growth (R&D) facilities in California and Ohio, First Solar’s responsibly produced superior skinny movie PV modules set business benchmarks for high quality, sturdiness, reliability, design and environmental efficiency. The modules have a carbon footprint that’s 2.5 instances decrease and a water footprint that’s thrice decrease than the common crystalline silicon solar panel made with cells produced in China.
First Solar additionally operates a sophisticated high-value recycling program, which recovers roughly 90% of cadmium telluride (CadTel) semiconductor materials, which can be utilized to fabricate new modules, in addition to different supplies together with aluminum, glass and laminates. The firm at the moment operates industrial recycling services within the U.S., Germany, Malaysia and Vietnam.
“Intersect Power sets an important example by maximizing the impact of its investments on the U.S. economy without compromising on competitiveness,” says Georges Antoun, chief industrial officer at First Solar. “By powering its growth with American solar, Intersect Power is directly supporting U.S. manufacturing and jobs and enabling a durable domestic supply chain. It is also demonstrating the ability of American solar technology not just to compete, but to help drive our country’s transition to a sustainable energy future.”