First Solar Inc. has been selected by Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. to supply 5 MW of its thin-film solar modules to be part of the largest grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system in the Middle East. This system will supply power to Masdar City, United Arab Emirates.
Masdar City is slated be the world's first carbon-neutral, zero-waste, car-free city, powered entirely by renewable energy sources. The PV plant is being designed and constructed by Abu Dhabi-based solar power system integrator Enviromena Power Systems. The system is expected to be commissioned and producing power by the end of the second quarter of 2009.
SOURCE: First Solar Inc.