First Solar (FSLR) Becomes Part Of Desertec Initiative

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10:45:54 am on March 17, 2010

First Solar just announced that it is now an Associated Partner in the Desertec Industrial Initiative, which aims to demonstrate the potentila of photovoltaic (PV) solar technology to produce power in desert areas by using a combination of PV solar and wind energy to supply a significant percentage of electricity for the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe by 2050.. First Solar will contribute by providing expertise and preparing the ground for reference projects and a roll-out plan

In a press release, Stephan Hansen, managing director of First Solar GmbH, the company’s European sales and customer service unit for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, commented on the news:

“We look forward to working with Desertec to demonstrate the potential of renewable energies — and PV in particular — to deliver clean, reliable power to the people of Africa and the Middle East as well as Europe. The challenges of energy security and global warming demand bold solutions and Desertec certainly provides an ambitious vision,” he said.

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