27 Apr '18, 8am

First Solar announces plan for new solar manufacturing plant in Ohio

The 1.2 gigawatt factory will produce the company’s advanced technology Series 6 thin film photovoltaic (PV) module. The expansion plan calls for a 1 million square foot facility located in Lake Township, Ohio, a short distance from First Solar’s Perrysburg site, with construction expected to begin in mid-2018 and entering full production mode in late 2019 with an expected annualized capacity of 1.2 GW. The plan is contingent on confirmation of state and local incentive packages currently in negotiation. The current plant’s Series 6 manufacturing capacity of 600 MW together with the announced expansion will bring the company’s annual US manufacturing capacity for thin film PV solar modules to 1.8 GW. First Solar is already the country’s largest manufacturer of PV modules. “Strong demand in the U.S. for advanced solar technology, along with recent changes in U.S. corporate ...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/pv_solar/first-so...

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