First Solar EPC passes 6 GW mark of installed solar power capacity


First Solar in early February surpassed 6 GW DC of solar power capacity installed by the company’s engineering, procurement and construction group.

First Solar is installing about 30 to 40 MW DC per week on 2GW DC of active projects around the world right now.

Partnerships with strategic customers enabled First Solar to continually lower the cost of utility-scale solar generation.

First Solar’s application of 1500V inverters is rapidly becoming an industry standard.

First Solar’s inaugural EPC job was 2008’s 10 MW AC El Dorado Solar Project in Nevada, consisting of 220,000 First Solar photovoltaic modules, and taking nearly two years from groundbreaking to commissioning.

In early 2015, First Solar completed construction of the 550MWAC Desert Sunlight Solar Project and the 550MWAC Topaz Solar Farms, each utilizing more than 8 million modules and built in about the same amount of time it took to construct El Dorado.

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