First Solar

First Solar Orders 457 MW Modules from MN8 Energy
First Solar and MN8 Energy team up for 457MW of cutting-edge solar modules, boosting US renewable industry and creating thousands of jobs.
May 3, 2024 // Manufacturing News, First Solar, PV module, MN8 Energy
Biden to Close Solar Trade Loophole, First Solar Soars
First Solar Inc. stock surges as Biden administration considers eliminating tariff exemption for two-sided solar panels, boosting US-based manufacturers.
Apr 18, 2024 // Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, North America, biden
First Solar Expands Ohio Manufacturing and Distribution Footprint
First Solar expands its manufacturing footprint in Ohio with a new distribution center, aiming to achieve 14 GW of US solar manufacturing capacity by 2026.
Jan 26, 2024 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, First Solar
First Solar Expands Ohio Operations with New Distribution Hub
First Solar is making strategic moves to increase production capacity in Ohio, with plans for a new distribution centre, expanded module production, and a research and development centre. Their goal is to achieve a 14 GW production footprint in the US by 2026.
Jan 22, 2024 // Manufacturing News, USA, First Solar, North America, Ohio
First Solar's Indian Solar Factory Powers Up with 3.3GW Capacity
First Solar's new module factory in Tamil Nadu, India, boosts the country's solar technology sector and creates high-value jobs, supporting India's self-sufficiency goals and the global shift to cleaner energy.
Jan 12, 2024 // Manufacturing News, India, First Solar, Asia, PV module
First Solar to Sell $700M IRA Tax Credits to Fiserv
First Solar is selling up to $700 million of 45X Advanced Manufacturing Production tax credits to Fiserv to become a clean-energy leader and reduce reliance on Chinese-made components. $0.96 of credits per $1 of tax will be received in 2024.
Dec 28, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, First Solar, IRA
US Overhaul on Trade Needed: First Solar CEO
First Solar is advocating for trade enforcement as module prices reach record lows. Biden's duties on Chinese imports and US Inflation Reduction Act's new incentives could help strengthen US solar manufacturing. First Solar calls for a level playing field for fair competition.
Sep 22, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, North America, Joe Biden
First Solar Breaks Ground in LA: 3500MW Expansion by 2026
First Solar has broken ground on a record-breaking $1.1bn PV panel manufacturing facility in Louisiana. The facility, expected to start commercial shipments by the first half of 2026, will create 500 construction jobs and increase the company's nameplate manufacturing capacity by 3500MW.
Sep 22, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, First Solar, solar panel, North America, Louisiana
First Solar Scores 2 GW Order from Longroad Energy
First Solar secures 2GW order from Longroad Energy for thin-film PV modules, increasing total purchase to near 8GW. Longroad Energy Co-Founder & COO shares values & vision for sustainable energy future and First Solar sets up fifth factory in Louisiana.
Sep 13, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, North America, longroad energy, thin film modules
First Solar: Quantum Dot Efficiency for Solar
Discover the world's first solar energy breakthrough with quantum dot efficiency – from First Solar. Learn more now!
Aug 16, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, First Solar, efficiency, ubiqd, quantum dot
Matrix, First Solar Partner for 2.1GW Order
First Solar and Matrix Renewables have come together to deliver 2.1 GW of advanced thin film modules to power projects in the US and Spain. First Solar's technology is low-carbon and EPEAT-approved, with US and India factory expansions along with framework agreement with Energix Renewables. Responsibly powering the future!
Jul 28, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Spain, First Solar, Europe, North America, Matrix, thin film module
First Solar Powers Up Alabama: 279 MW Thin Film Project
First Solar to build 279 MW (dc) thin film solar panel project in Lawrence County, Alabama, slated for completion in 2027. Up to $1.3bn investments, $1.1bn Lawrence County facility, $185m Ohio expansion, $370m R&D innovation center in Perrysburg, Ohio and 5GW of modules with Energix Renewables in Israel. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) contract.
Jul 28, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, First Solar, Tennessee Valley Authority, Energix, thin film solar panel
First Solar Inks 5GW Deal with Energix
First Solar has agreed to supply 5GW (dc) of its thin-film solar modules to Energix Renewables for projects in Israel, Poland, and the US, with First Solar Recycling Services managing end-of-life handling. First Solar is investing $1.5bn to expand their US manufacturing and R&D innovation centre by 2026.
Jul 17, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, First Solar, solar module, Energix
First Solar Bags $1BN to Fuel Growth
First Solar Inc. secures USD 1 billion revolving credit facility from JP Morgan Chase Bank to finance expansion in India, Alabama, and Ohio. Facility enables company to open 3.4-GW DC production facility and R&D center, aiming to have over 20 GW DC of factories in 2026.
Jul 7, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Alabama, India, First Solar, Asia, North America, Ohio, JP Morgan Chase Bank
First Solar Innovates: Bifacial CdTe Thin-Film Solar Panel
First Solar has developed the first bifacial solar panel using their CdTe thin-film technology. Transparent back contact technology offers bifacial energy gain & lower operational temperature. First Solar investing $370 million in R&D innovation center for thin-film & tandem PV module production.
Jun 15, 2023 // Manufacturing News, First Solar, solar panel