First Solar, Inc. by CCRES

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

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First Solar, Inc.

First Solar, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photovoltaic solar modules and systems, is providing the sustainable energy solutions required to meet the needs of a growing global society.

By continuously driving down the cost of solar energy, we are creating a viable alternative to traditional fossil-fuel generation. Additionally, we take responsibility for the environmental impacts of our products throughout their entire life cycle—from raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling. This focus on value-driven energy solutions is enabling First Solar to lead the way toward the global adoption of clean, affordable solar energy.

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) is changing the way the world is powered by creating truly sustainable solar energy solutions. First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive PV system solutions. By constantly decreasing manufacturing costs, First Solar is creating an affordable and environmentally responsible alternative to fossil-fuel generation. First Solar modules are most effective when demand for traditional forms of energy is at its peak. First Solar set the benchmark for environmentally responsible product life cycle management by introducing the industry’s first prefunded, comprehensive collection and recycling program for solar modules. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating cost-effective renewable energy solutions that protect and enhance the environment.

Industry Benchmark Thin Film Modules
As a world-leading photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, with over 3.8 gigawatt (GW) of working installations worldwide, and an unprecedented—and growing—factory production of more than 1GW of modules per year, First Solar is committed to significantly reducing solar electricity costs globally by sustainably advancing module technology.

The FS Series 2 PV Module was the first module to break the $1/watt manufacturing cost barrier—all while delivering systems with the smallest carbon footprint of any PV technology on the market and the fastest energy payback time.

In 2010, First Solar unveiled the FS Series 3 PV Module—the new extension of its industry-leading module design that represents the future platform for efficiency roadmap programs. Built on the proven construction and performance of Series 2, Series 3 delivers higher efficiencies and accommodates new balance of system layouts.

FS Series 3 PV Modules
Higher efficiencies enabled by a redesigned electrical layout
Lower module voltages to accommodate up to 50% more modules per string
New locking connector with tactile feedback for connection productivity

All First Solar PV Modules
Outperform crystalline silicon solar modules with the same power ratings in real-world environments
Superior performance ratios for highly predictive in-field performance
Constructed for durability, easy installation, and recyclability
Manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities, whose management systems are certified to ISO 9001:2008 quality and ISO 14001:2004 environmental standards.

Utility-Scale PV Systems
First Solar provides complete utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) system solutions including, project development, financing, and asset sale, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) for the life of each project. Our customers can also choose services from any phase of the system solution to meet their specific needs.*

First Solar system solutions include on-grid systems for utilities, independent power producers (IPPs), generating companies, and utility-scale project developers, bringing clean, renewable energy to businesses and communities worldwide, and enabling the lowest levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), integration costs and highest value of energy produced. First Solar also develops integrated off-grid applications to meet the needs of smaller distributed generation requirements.

Utility customers and investors trust First Solar as a stable partner with the expertise required to build, operate, warranty, and guarantee performance on multi-billion dollar North American projects over many years. Our utility-scale projects typically generate state and local tax revenues, provide wages from construction jobs and ongoing monitoring and operations positions, and create indirect benefits for many local businesses. First Solar PV projects are one of the fastest ways to add power capacity to the grid which is important in emerging markets with an ever growing demand for power. This reputation for stability and experience has enabled us to actively execute on our multi-gigawatt pipeline of utility-scale projects. We currently have the largest PV project pipeline at 2.4GW in North America.

In addition, First Solar’s commitment to environmental sustainability ensures that our projects balance high environmental benefits with low environmental impacts. Our environmentally sensitive approach to site selection, construction, and operation avoids and minimizes potential impacts, allowing as much land as possible to remain as productive habitat for animals and vegetation during a project’s estimated 25 year lifespan.

With proven systems solution expertise, First Solar is a powerful partner in the creation of successful utility-scale PV power plants.

Completed projects include

Sarnia
boulder city

80MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.
Dec-09, Oct-10

Cimarron
boulder city

30MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.
Nov-10

Copper Mountain
boulder city

58MW (AC)
Sempra Generation
Dec-10

Blythe
blythe

21MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.
Dec-09
Projects under construction include

Agua Caliente
boulder city

290MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.

Silver State North
boulder city

50MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.
Projects in development with Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) include

Desert Sunlight
boulder city

550MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.

Topaz
boulder city

550MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.

Stateline
boulder city

300MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.

AV Solar Ranch One
boulder city

230MW (AC)
First Solar, Inc.

Contact First Solar

North America
Hours: 6:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. AZ
TF: 877.850.FSLR (3757)
Tel: 419.662.6899
Fax: 602.414.9400
EMEA
Hours: 8:00 – 18:00 CET
Tel: +49 (0)6131 1443-0
Fax: +49 (0)6131 1443-500
International Freephone

+800 3757 3757
900 812651

Headquarters
Corporate
First Solar, Inc.
350 West Washington Street
Suite 600
Tempe, Arizona 85281
USA

Manufacturing Locations

Germany
First Solar Manufacturing GmbH
Marie – Curie – Str. 3
15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
Germany

Malaysia
(Co. No. 758827-T)
8, Jalan Hi-Tech 3/3
Zon Industri Fasa 3, Kulim Hi-Tech Park
09000, Kulim, Kedah Darul Aman
Malaysia

United States
28101 Cedar Park Blvd.
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
USA

Mailing Address:

First Solar, Inc.
PO Box 730
Toledo, Ohio 43697-0730
USA
North American Offices

1California
1111 Broadway
4th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
USA

2New Jersey
400 Somerset Corporate Boulevard
Suite 501
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
USA

California
353 Sacramento Street
Suite 2100
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA

New York
620 Eighth Avenue
44th Floor
New York, New York 10018
USA

California
18300 Von Karman Avenue
Suite 930
Irvine, CA 92612
USA

3Ontario
5115 Blackwell Sideroad
Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7H3
Canada
European Offices

Belgium
Rue de la Science, 41
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Germany
First Solar GmbH
Rheinstrasse 4B
55116 Mainz
Germany

France
19 boulevard Malesherbes
75008 Paris
France

Germany
First Solar GmbH
Unter den Linden 39
10117 Berlin
Germany

Spain
Avd. Brasil, 6 – 1 planta
28020 Madrid
Spain

More info at http://solarserdar.blogspot.com.

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)

About CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)• was founded in 1988 as the non-profit European Association for Renewable Energy that conducts its work independently of political parties, institutions, commercial enterprises and interest groups, • is dedicated to the cause of completely substituting for nuclear and fossil energy through renewable energy, • regards solar energy supply as essential to preserve the natural resources and a prerequisite for a sustainable economy,• acts to change conventional political priorities and common infrastructures in favor of renewable energy, from the local to the international level, • brings together expertise from the fields of politics, economy, science, and culture to promote the entry of solar energy, • provides the opportunity to play a part in the sociocultural movement for renewable energy by joining the association for everyone, • considers full renewable energy supply a momentous and visionary goal - the challenge of the century to humanity. CCRES Željko Serdar Head of association solarserdar@gmail.com
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