13 Nov '17, 7pm

First Solar Provides Eco-Efficient Modules for Obton in the Netherlands

Obton broke ground on the first project, a 13.92 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 programs 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 renewable energy technology when powered by bankable module technology,” said Anders Marcus, CEO of Obton. “Importantly, the fact that we’re using First Solar’s eco-efficient modules ensures that we’re also delivering the lowest carbon solar in the country.” Over 156,000 First Solar Series 4 modules will power the two projects. With a carbon footprint that is approx...

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