The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has secured 279 MW DC of superior thin-film solar panels from First Solar for its deliberate Lawrence County Solar Project in Lawrence County, Ala., which is predicted to start industrial operation in 2027.
The undertaking displays TVA’s rising emphasis on solar within the area. By 2025 the world is about to grow to be the home of one of many largest totally vertically built-in solar manufacturing services within the United States, when First Solar commissions its fourth American manufacturing facility.
“As America’s Solar Company, we’re pleased that our technology will power the Lawrence County Solar Project,” says Georges Antoun, CCO, First Solar. “As we scale our manufacturing footprint and supply chains, it is vital that the communities we operate in benefit from our creation of jobs, economic value, and clean electricity produced by our solar technology.”
Arizona-headquartered First Solar is investing roughly $1.3 billion in increasing its United States manufacturing footprint from over 6.5 GW DC of annual nameplate capability at the moment, to roughly 10.9 GW DC by 2026.
In addition to the $1.1 billion being invested within the new 3.5 GW DC Lawrence County facility, the corporate has additionally launched into a $185 million growth of its current manufacturing footprint in Ohio. First Solar, the most important solar producer within the Western Hemisphere, additionally introduced an funding of as much as $370 million for a devoted analysis and improvement (R&D) innovation middle in Perrysburg, Ohio, which is predicted to be accomplished in 2024.
Photo courtesy First Solar Inc.