First Solar Reaches 5 GW Of Modules Produced

Cadmium telluride module manufacturer First Solar Inc. says its cumulative production has reached 5 GW, or 66 million solar modules. The company began commercial production in 2002 and has since grown to 36 production lines on three continents.

‘This milestone helps advance our mission of providing clean solar electricity at affordable prices,’ says Tymen DeJong, senior vice president of global manufacturing at First Solar. ‘Our ability to scale high-volume production has been a key factor in reducing the cost of renewable energy.’

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