First Solar Inc. and China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co. Ltd. (CGN SEDC) have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of Phase I of a previously announced solar photovoltaic plant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.
The agreement represents an important step forward for the Ordos project, following First Solar's MOU that was signed with the Ordos government in September 2009 and the Chinese government's recent approval of the pre-feasibility study for Phase I.
Under the terms of the new MOU, First Solar and CGN SEDC will work together to execute the 30 MW AC first-phase demonstration project. CGN SEDC will be the majority project owner and operator, performing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) functions for the project. First Solar will supply its thin-film solar PV modules to the project and will support CGN SEDC with EPC and operations and maintenance advisory services.
SOURCE: First Solar