25 Nov '13, 5pm

[News] First Solar starts work on its debut utility-scale project in Japan

First Solar announced it would initially invest around US$100 million on entering the Japanese PV market. Image: First Solar. US PV manufacturer and developer First Solar has announced that it has started construction of its first PV plant in Japan, following up on the recent news that it had established a subsidiary for operating in the country. The 1.4MWDC plant will be made with First Solar CdTe thin-film PV modules and is being built in Kitakyushu-shi, on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. The glass supplied to First Solar for manufacturing the company’s CdTe thin-film modules comes from Nippon Sheet Glass, based in Tokyo. The power station is expected to go online in the first quarter of 2014. First Solar holds 100% of project equity. Although First Solar recently topped a ranking of EPC companies compiled by solar project tracking website Wiki-Solar, constructio...

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