First Solar

A World Leader in Innovative Solar Solutions, from Modules to Complete PV Systems

58 MW (AC) Copper Mountain solar PV plant in Nevada, USA

First Solar’s vertically integrated, world-class technology and service capabilities combine to offer the industry’s most comprehensive end-to-end photovoltaic system solutions.

As a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules and a premier provider of integrated solar solutions, First Solar creates value-driven renewable energy solutions that protect and enhance the environment. Our unique capabilities in module production, project development, engineering, procurement, construction, operations and maintenance (O&M), and project financing enable us to focus on creating synergies that drive down costs across the entire value chain. The knowledge and experience we’ve gained in realizing many of the world’s largest PV power plants also translate into the lowest solar energy prices while delivering maximum returns for our energy buyers.

First Solar continues to develop successful strategic partnerships with leading utilities, power producers and project developers around the world. With more than 2 GW of utility-scale power plants constructed or under construction today, we have demonstrated our ability to design, engineer, and construct solar PV power plants to the exacting standards of the utility industry. Construction has commenced on three projects that truly represent the impact First Solar is making on the industry: the 550 MW Topaz Solar Farm in San Luis Obispo County, the 550 MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Desert Center, and the 230 MW Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One Project in Los Angeles County.

Solar PV assets are long-term assets, lasting 25 years and longer. Understanding this, First Solar currently manages the O&M of many of our power plants. Our O&M capabilities maximize our customers’ financial returns while complying with the requirements of utilities and transmission operators.

Environmentally speaking, First Solar’s systems operate with no water, air emissions, or waste stream. On a life-cycle basis, they boast the smallest carbon footprint and the fastest energy payback time of any PV technology. First Solar has also set the benchmark for product life-cycle management with the industry’s first prefunded, comprehensive collection and recycling program for solar panels.

First Solar, Inc.
350 West Washington Street
85281 Tempe, Arizone
Phone: +1 877.850.FSLR (3757)
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Founded: 1999
First Solar GmbH
Rheinstraße 4b
55116 Mainz
Phone: +49 (0)6131 1443-0

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