First Solar Inc. has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative as an associated partner. Desertec's aim is to provide a significant portion of the electricity for the Middle East, North Africa and Europe by 2050 via a network of solar and wind energy sources.
First Solar says it is the first pure PV company to join Desertec. As an associated partner for an initial period of three years, the company will contribute utility-scale PV expertise in Desertec working groups and prepare the ground for reference projects and a rollout plan.
SOURCE: First Solar Inc.