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First Solar Launches Pre-engineered PV Plant Solution and New Thin-film Module

published: 2014-05-30 13:36

First Solar, Inc. launches its modular AC Power Block™ solar power plant solution and its next generation First Solar Series 4™ thin film PV module. The company will showcase these and other solutions at Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany from 4 to 6 June 2014.

Purpose-built for power plant owners and developers seeking to minimize project risk and maximize energy production and revenue, the AC Power Block is a configurable system solution that can be scaled to address a wide range of project conditions. The pre-engineered system is available in modular units ranging from 800 kW to 3.8 MW. The AC Power Block is backed by a first year energy performance guarantee and a 25-year capacity warranty.

First Solar's new Series 4 PV module offers up to 8% more energy than conventional crystalline silicon modules with the same power rating, and is compatible with advanced 1500-volt plant architectures. The Series 4A™ variant features a new anti-reflective coated glass, which enhances energy production. The module is backed by First Solar's 25-year Linear Performance Warranty.

"What matters most to our customers is reliable energy output achieved through proven technology," said Thomas Kuster, First Solar Senior Vice President of Product Management. "The AC Power Block and the Series 4 module are designed to deliver on those expectations. As solar energy secures its place in the global energy mix, these offerings demonstrate First Solar's ability to deliver solutions that address our customers' specific needs."

"The underlying principle behind these new offerings and our existing power systems portfolio is an unwavering focus on a goal that we share with our customers in Europe and around the world: reliable generation of solar energy that is competitive within the framework of the region's energy generation portfolio," said Christopher Burghardt, Vice President for Europe at First Solar. "Showcasing our industry-leading range of solutions at the region's premier solar energy exhibition underscores the market's importance to our growth strategy."

First Solar will also spotlight its Modules Plus System at Intersolar. This offering features fixed-tilt and single-axis tracker designs that are optimized for installation ease, project value, and operational reliability with First Solar's advanced thin film PV modules. First Solar will be located in hall A2, booth number 575 at Intersolar Europe, which takes place at Messe München, Munich, Germany.

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