First Solar Bags 5.4 GW Module Order from bp & Lightsource bp

Nov 24, 2021 05:05 PM ET
  • Order consists of up to 4.3 GW for Lightsource bp projects as well as approximately 1.1 GW for bp projects Firms to benefit from
  • First Solar's innovation roadmap with scheduled deliveries from 2023 to 2025

First Solar has won multi-year orders for approximately 5.4 gigawatts photovoltaic or pv (PV) solar modules from global solar leader Lightsource bp and integrated power firm bp.

As part of the bargain, Lightsource bp and bp have placed orders for roughly 4.4 GWDC of modules, with alternatives for an extra 1GWDC. Lightsource bp has consented to acquire as much as 4.3 GWDC of modules for its US utility-scale projects, and also bp will obtain up to 1.1 GWDC to power their projects being created by Lightsource bp. bp acquired the projects as part of its internet zero ambition as well as target to grow its net created renewable producing capability to 20GW by 2025 and 50GW by 2030.

Planned releases for both companies consist of projects in Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and also Texas. The framework contracts, the biggest in First Solar's background according to the firm, will provide modules set up to be supplied between 2023 and 2025 to sustain the firms' solar growth pipelines in the United States.

Under the agreement, First Solar has orders for 1.55 GWDC of modules in 2023, 1.3 GWDC in 2024, and also 1.55 GWDC in 2025. "This site solar industry purchase bargain is a statement to Lightsource bp's rapid development in the USA, as well as our self-confidence in First Solar's modern technology," claimed Kevin Smith, president, Americas, Lightsource bp.

" As we continue to grow and also proceed our 10GW advancement pipeline across America, in addition to our companion bp's 9GWs, carrying out significant lasting purchase agreements with bankable, top quality distributors like First Solar enables us to provide on our growth plans and industry-leading worldwide target of 25GW of solar by 2025. It additionally converts right into competitively priced electrical energy for our clients."

Felipe Arbelaez, bp's senior vice head of state of zero carbon energy, added: "These modules are a critical action in supplying our 9GW solar pipe that will provide affordable energy, produce jobs, bolster the supply chain and provide the sort of returns our investors expect"

Over the span of the agreement, Lightsource bp as well as bp will certainly have access to First Solar's advanced Cadmium Telluride (CadTel) thin film module modern technology platform as well as the company's US-made solar modules produced at its fully vertically-integrated manufacturing facility in Ohio.

Additionally, First Solar additionally authorized a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore possibilities to source electrical power from generation properties established, owned as well as run by Lightsource bp in Ohio, where First Solar operates the Western Hemisphere's largest solar manufacturing footprint.