First Solar Releases 92.5-Watt Thin-Film PV Module
Newest FS Series 3 Module is Latest Milestone on Cost-Efficiency
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced the release of its most
advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module, the Series 3 FS-392, which
is rated at 92.5 watts. The new FS-392 module maintains all the existing
IEC certifications and UL listings for the Series 3 family, including UL
listing for 1000-volt systems.
"The FS-392 demonstrates the success of First Solar's R&D investment to
drive higher and higher module conversion efficiencies into production,"
said Tom Kuster, First Solar Vice President of Product Management and
System Technology. "This increase in module efficiency, coupled with our
thin-film technology's real-world yield advantage when compared to
crystalline silicon PV, results in higher energy density and lower
levelized cost of energy (LCOE)."
One of the drivers of First Solar modules' performance advantage over
crystalline silicon solar modules is a lower temperature coefficient,
delivering higher energy yields at elevated operating temperatures
typical of utility-scale power plants in sunny regions. For full
details, please see a white paper on this topic, which can be downloaded
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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