Module Installation Begins at Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One
Los Angeles County leaders install first of 3.8 million photovoltaic
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced the installation of the
first of 3.8 million solar modules at the 230-megawattAC
Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One power plant in Los Angeles County.
Jacob Williams, LA County Assistant Director of Public Works (r), installs first PV module at AV Solar Ranch One, with Jim Woodruff, First Solar Vice President for Government Affairs. (Photo: Business Wire)
Representatives from Los Angeles County's departments of Public Works
and Regional Planning joined First Solar senior management and project
workers in installing the 2-foot by 4-foot thin film photovoltaic (PV)
module, marking the start of module installation, which the county
approved on June 21, 2012.
First Solar and Public Works worked to achieve agreement on code
certifications to ensure that all applicable building codes were met by
"This process has paved the way for future projects in a region with
enormous potential for solar energy development," said Tony Perrino,
First Solar Director of Engineering, Procurement and Construction.
Located on 2,100 acres of former farmland, Antelope Valley Solar Ranch
One is one of the largest construction projects under way in Los Angeles
County. More than 385 workers are now being employed on the 2,100-acre
site. When complete in 2013, the PV power plant will generate enough
electricity for about 75,000 average California homes, while displacing
140,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, the equivalent of taking
30,000 cars off the road each year.
About First Solar, Inc.
First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic
(PV) solar systems which use its advanced thin-film modules. The
company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically
attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From
raw material sourcing through end-of-life module collection and
recycling, First Solar's renewable energy systems protect and enhance
the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com.
For First Solar Investors
This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not
constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a
number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially,
including risks associated with the company's business involving the
company's products, their development and distribution, economic and
competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships and
other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. First Solar assumes no obligation to update any
forward-looking information contained in this press release or with
respect to the announcements described herein.
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