First Solar Malaysia awarded the Gold Award under Green Manufacturer category
First Solar, Inc.(Nasdaq: FSLR) was recognized at the inaugural Malaysia Greentech Awards ceremony as the Gold Award winner in the manufacturing category. First Solar Malaysia earned the award for its continuous commitment to excellence in green technology manufacturing practices and infusing elements of sustainability and nature preservation into its operations.
The Greentech Awards program is an initiative to showcase the best-in-class examples of creativity and innovation among the public and private sector players. Conferred by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia in cooperation with Malaysian Green Technology Company, the Malaysia Greentech Award recognises the most innovative renewable energy leaders in Malaysia.
"We are greatly honoured to be recognized with the inaugural Malaysia Greentech Award for manufacturing, which reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team in Kulim to continuously reduce costs and our environmental impact across the entire solar value chain," said P’ng Soo Hong, First Solar Malaysia Managing Director. "Our corporate mission has always been to enable a world powered by clean, affordable solar electricity, and thanks to the commitment of all our associates, First Solar has the smallest carbon footprint and the lowest manufacturing cost in the photovoltaic industry."
P’ng added that First Solar is a proud partner and supporter of the Malaysian Government’s goal to turn the country into the regional hub of the future in green technology.
First Solar Malaysia actively participates in the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) via two National Key Economic Areas (NKEA); the Oil, Gas and Energy and Electronics and Electrical NKEAs. In line with the ETP’s vision, First Solar’s solar module cost reduction roadmap aims to achieve cost competitive parity with conventional fossil fuel and build up the nation’s solar capacity.
The implementation of innovative and sustainable renewable energy solutions are a keystone for the roadmap of turning Malaysia into a green technology hub. The Greentech Awards have been introduced to acknowledge the best green technology leaders in Malaysia as well as to identify future green technology ideas and initiatives that can help to transform the landscape of green business in Malaysia and worldwide.
The Greentech Awards 2012 was conferred on Friday, 12 October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre as highlight of the third International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM).