Solar developer Origis Energy has placed an order for 750 MW of First Solar thin-film solar panels. The CdTe panels will be delivered in 2024 to Origis projects in the United States.
First Solar and Origis share a long-standing relationship spanning five years and over 1.5 GW of thin film modules.
“This 750-MW solar agreement builds on a long-term alliance between the First Solar and Origis teams,” said Samir Verstyn, chief investment officer and operations officer, Origis Energy. “Front and center is always our commitment to meet customer clean energy goals. This mission has been put to the test by the unprecedented headwinds impacting the solar industry. Such an environment makes it even more important to work with market partners who have consistently delivered. We applaud First Solar’s build out of its domestic PV solar manufacturing capacity.”
“At First Solar, we value long-term relationships with partners like Origis because they are based on trust and a respect for mutually-held values and principles,” said Georges Antoun, chief commercial officer, First Solar. “At a time of unprecedented supply and pricing volatility across the solar industry, our ability to deliver and stand behind our commitments is a crucial differentiator that serves to strengthen relationships like these. We thank the team at Origis for their continued trust in First Solar and our technology.”
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Solar is the future and the present. It is time to get away from fossil fuels like oil. Why support a dictator like Putin and others. As for FSLR this is the real deal. They have better panels than those cheap Chinese ones. I am an investor in FSLR and I know that the stock will recover back to 120 plus soon. High oil should help solar in general. FSLR needs to up production.
It’s good to see this here in the U.S. For so long now the Chinese have ruled the solar PV production in the U.S. and even many of the solar PV manufacturers building solar PV panels here are firmly anchored in China and the Chinese supply chain of solar PV cells to make up the panels. First Solar, thin film technology, cradle to cradle recycling since 2003, very soon should be able to drop their utility panel prices because First Solar is going to (use solar PV) panels to power their manufacturing lines by 2028. Just how low can First Solar go per watt in their 750MW, up to 6GW product manufacturing line output? Next, I’d really like to see First Solar up front and center for multilayered Perovskite solar PV panels of 30% to 40% efficiency that would actually last 25 years in use. NO, crystalline silicon needed, no attachment to expensive process silicon foundries and the ability to actually manufacture and recycle the panels with non-fueled solar PV.