The U.S. Trade Representative has not responded to claims it will end the exemption from Section 201 duties. If true, the development could be a big hit for Asian PV manufacturers and an annoyance for the U.S. market – but a positive for First Solar.
The thin film PV maker reports difficulties in ramping its new Series 6 product, as well as pressure from module price collapses.
The 87 MW Beryl Solar Farm in New South Wales is set to become one of the first in the world to deploy First Solar’s Series 6 modules. The U.S. module manufacturer is the project developer, with Downer selected to commence construction in July.
The 1.2 GW factory will employ 500 workers. The new facility is expected to bring First Solar’s total capacity to 7.6 GW by the end of 2020.
Georgia Power has awarded a power contract to the PV maker and developer under its latest solicitation. The project will utilize First Solar’s large-format Series 6 modules.
The Kuala Lumpur-based manufacturing subsidiary of PA Group has signed a deal worth 600 million Malaysian Ringgit to supply certain materials and goods to First Solar for the production of its thin film modules.
In this interview Mark Widmar talks about the market for PV modules and his company’s supply situation, First Solar’s position in the Section 201 case, and the role he sees for solar in the future of energy.
The U.S. based module supplier has secured a JPY 7 billion ($63.4 million) syndicated development loan facility for undisclosed utility-scale solar projects in Japan.
First Solar brought in a net profit on the sale of a major solar project, as it orders tools and prepares for the switch to its large-format series 6.