First Solar Announces Agreement for 100MW Module Supply with Reliance Power
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR), a leading provider of photovoltaic (PV)
system solutions, today announced a 100 megawatt (MW) solar module
supply agreement with Reliance Power. First Solar will deliver 40MW of
advanced thin film modules to Reliance Power by the end of 2011 for its
solar power project in Jaisalmer, which will supply renewable
electricity to Mumbai. The delivery of the remaining 60MW is expected be
completed in 2012. This agreement is the largest PV module supply
agreement in India to date.
"We are delighted to collaborate with Reliance Power, one of India's
leading independent power producers," said Jim Brown, president of First
Solar's Utility Systems Business Group. "With strong growth projections,
India is expected to become one of the world's major solar markets, due
to its abundant solar resource and significant energy demand. This
agreement with Reliance Power continues First Solar's momentum in India,
helping develop the country's long-term, sustainable solar market,"
The U.S. Export-Import Bank approved an $84.3 million direct loan on
Aug. 25 to Reliance Power's Dahanu Solar Power Pvt. unit to purchase
First Solar panels for the first 40MW of the project.
About First Solar, Inc.
First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor
technology, and is a premier provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV)
system solutions. The company is delivering an economically viable
alternative to fossil-fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing
through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on
creating value-driven renewable energy solutions that protect and
enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please
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