23 Mar '13, 9pm

#1 Solar Developer & #2 Solar Module Manufacturer Is…

#1 Solar Developer & #2 Solar Module Manufacturer Is…

Adding on to a couple of recent CleanTechnica posts, here’s a short look at First Solar’s solar power leadership, reposted from Solar Love : US-based First Solar seems to have done a pretty good job naming itself. It is the #1 solar developer in the world (based on March 2013 data), the #1 solar EPC contractor in the world (same data source), and the #2 solar module manufacturer in the world (based on 2012 figures). Furthermore, regarding that third point, it is the only thin-film solar module manufacturer in the top 10. Regarding point number one, here’s Wiki-Solar’s latest ranking of utility-scale solar power developers: This is based on cumulative capacity, and it’s just for 10MW+ solar power plants. Wiki-Solar provides some more context to chew on: “We had 12.4GW of utility-scale plants on our database, when this list was compiled in March-13. Of that capacity, develop...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/03/23/1-solar-developer-2-s...

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