First Solar Offers PV Project Assessment Application


First Solar Inc. has launched what it says is the industry's first PV project assessment application.

The interactive energy capacity assessment tool allows developers and investors to evaluate the feasibility and energy output of ground-mounted utility-scale projects.

Users can plot potential sites on a mapping interface; design a plant and adjust configurations to maximize energy output; and generate a report that includes site-specific estimated capacity and energy yield, while factoring in irradiation levels, average temperatures, project construction timing and more.

The application can be accessed online here.

First Solar has also announced that it has achieved 10 GW of PV solar capacity installed globally – making it the first thin-film PV module manufacturer in the world to do so, the company says.

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