First Solar (FSLR) Becomes 1st Solar Company To Hit 1GW Production Benchmark In A Year

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12:49:48 pm on December 15, 2009

First Solar just announced that it has become the first solar PV company to increase its production over to 1 GW of PV modules in a single year. That means that this year, First Solar produced and shipped enough solar modules to provide power to 145,000 homes.

In a company press release announcing the achievement, First Solar’s president Bruce Sohn explained why hitting 1 GW production is important:

“This proof that the solar industry can achieve the manufacturing scale necessary to fight climate change is especially timely in light of the Copenhagen conference that began last week. Our efforts in scaling our technology are critical to creating a more sustainable energy infrastructure and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

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2010 will be a great year for First Solar and a great year for solar energy. With First Solar expanding its production in Malaysia and its r&d around the globe, this company will grow in Europe and North America after a boom year in 2009.
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