First Solar Awarded 241MW Module Supply Contract for Edify Energy Solar Projects in Australia
Company to Deliver More Than 500MW in
Located across two sites north of Collinsville, the projects will
utilize an optimized technology solution that includes single axis
tracking technology from Array Technologies, Inc., and more than
The First Solar Series 4 modules chosen for the projects are ideally suited to the hot and humid environmental conditions of the Whitsunday Region, due to a superior temperature coefficient, and better shading and spectral response.
“First Solar’s unique energy yield advantage enables our solar projects
On completion, the projects will provide significant environmental
benefits, producing enough sustainable energy to displace 429,000 metric
tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year combined. This will serve the
needs of approximately 73,000 average
Construction on the projects is scheduled to commence in Q3 2017, with module delivery in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018.
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