13 Nov '17, 12pm

First Solar delivers 19MWDC to Obton in the Netherlands

First Solar today announced that its thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules would power two utility-scale photovoltaic solar power plants in the Netherlands, developed by Denmark’s Obton. Obton broke ground on the first project, a 13.92-megawatt (MWDC) facility today, while a second, 4.4MWDC, project is expected to come online in mid-2018. Both projects are located in Stadskanaal and have secured licenses under the country’s SDE+ renewable energy program. The plants are part of a growing wave of solar PV projects that have successfully competed against other technologies, including wind, in recent SDE+ procurement rounds. They also mark Obton’s entry into the Dutch market as an independent power producer. “Our projects allow us to play a role in the Netherlands’ plans to decarbonize its energy mix. They demonstrate that solar PV can effectively compete against any other renew...

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