Post Tagged with: "First Solar"

First Solar jumping to Series 6 module production, layoffs forthcoming

First Solar jumping to Series 6 module production, layoffs forthcoming

November 21, 2016 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

First Solar is changing things up amid some uncertain times for large, industry leaders like themselves. In terms of production, the company announced the acceleration of its Series 6 modules into 2018, with approximately 3 GW of production expected in 2019. Over the course of 2017 and 2018 the company’s existingRead More

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Moapa Southern Paiute Solar

Solar Builder Project of The Year Winner: Moapa Southern Paiute Solar

November 7, 2016 at 11:15 am 3 comments

Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Category: Ground-Mount (utility-scale) Moapa, Nev. | 353 MW You may remember this project first appearing in our Sept./Oct. issue in which we highlighted the importance of the ground screws in completing the project. It was entered into the Project of the Year awards shortly thereafter andRead More

Top 4 solar projects of the week (Oct. 3 – Oct. 7)

Top 4 solar projects of the week (Oct. 3 – Oct. 7)

October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

Baker Solar installs rooftop system for Marine Group Boat Works Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar provider, has designed and installed a 482-kW rooftop solar system for Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW), a West Coast family-owned boat building and repair company. The San Diego-based shipyard and longtime Port of San DiegoRead More

First Solar books big utility-scale community solar deployment

First Solar books big utility-scale community solar deployment

August 4, 2016 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

Utility-scale solar powerhouse First Solar says it has sales bookings of 121 MW DC of advanced technology thin film modules that will be used in utility-based community solar installations in the United States. First Solar did not disclose the owner or offtaker of the projects, many of which are still in development andRead More

On the Scene: Caterpillar to deploy PV as part of turn-key microgrid solution throughout dealer network

On the Scene: Caterpillar to deploy PV as part of turn-key microgrid solution throughout dealer network

May 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm 2 comments

Solar technology is definitely not the niche energy category it used to be and there’s perhaps no surer sign of its current and future value than the leader in the power generation marketplace folding PV into its product offering, with plans to take it global — and fast. That leaderRead More

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

GameChange Racking unveils cost-friendly racking for First Solar Series 4 Modules

January 15, 2016 at 10:24 am 1 comment

GameChange Racking has been driving costs down for awhile now. This week, the company announced that it has achieved an optimized cost of $.089/watt 9 and 10 up landscape systems for First Solar Series 4 modules. These are in addition to the 5 and 6 up landscape solutions previously beingRead More

Caterpillar, First Solar Enter Strategic Alliance to Develop Microgrids

Caterpillar, First Solar Enter Strategic Alliance to Develop Microgrids

May 1, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division’s latest endeavor, announced April 30, is a strategic alliance with First Solar Inc. to develop an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar solution for microgrid applications. Under the agreement,  First Solar will design and manufacture a pre-engineered turnkey package for use in remote microgrid applications, such as smallRead More

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

Southern Power Acquires Interest in Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility

April 17, 2015 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power acquired a controlling interest in the 32-megawatt Lost Hills-Blackwell Solar Facility in California from First Solar Inc. “Southern Company continues to strategically develop solar renewable projects across the country,” said Thomas A. Fanning, Southern Company chairman, president and CEO. “By further diversifying our energy mixRead More

Discussing Yieldcos: A Popular New Model for the Selling and Buying of Solar Assets

Discussing Yieldcos: A Popular New Model for the Selling and Buying of Solar Assets

April 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

There has been an increase in the sale of large solar projects that are in development or have already been built. While developers have a variety of funding options, yieldcos are gaining momentum in the solar energy sector as a new financing model. A yieldco is a corporate subsidiary createdRead More