Boston-headquartered utility-scale photo voltaic developer, proprietor and operator Swift Current Energy signed a provide cope with First Solar for two GW of its thin-film photo voltaic modules in 2025 and 2026. That is Swift Present’s second GW-plus order for First Photo voltaic modules, having positioned an order for 1.27 GW of First Photo voltaic modules earlier within the yr.
“With the U.S. quickly advancing its power infrastructure, our undertaking pipeline is rising and we’re targeted on making certain that our capability comes on-line as deliberate,” stated Eric Lammers CEO of Swift Present Power. “In opposition to this backdrop, it’s essential that we work with companions like First Photo voltaic that can ship not solely top quality, responsibly-made merchandise, but additionally certainty of provide. We’re happy to increase our partnership with First Photo voltaic and are proud to be supporting the rising clear power manufacturing sector within the US.”
Based in 2016, Swift Present has commercialized over 1 GW of renewable power initiatives, together with utility-scale photo voltaic and wind. The corporate additionally has a rising pipeline of over 9 GW of deliberate renewable property throughout North America.
Designed and developed at its analysis and improvement (R&D) facilities in California and Ohio, First Photo voltaic’s thin-film PV modules characteristic a layer of Cadmium Telluride (CadTel) semiconductor that’s solely three % the thickness of a human hair. Moreover, the corporate continues to optimize the quantity of semiconductor materials utilized by enhancing its vapor deposition course of via continued funding in R&D targeted on extra environment friendly module expertise with a thinner semiconductor layer.
First Photo voltaic additionally operates a sophisticated recycling program that gives closed-loop semiconductor restoration to be used in new modules.
First Photo voltaic can also be increasing its manufacturing capability at residence and overseas. Along with a 3rd manufacturing facility underneath building in Ohio, the corporate lately introduced an funding of as much as $1.2 billion in increasing its Ohio manufacturing footprint and a brand new manufacturing facility, its fourth American manufacturing facility, within the US Southeast. This newest funding is predicted to deliver First Photo voltaic’s complete funding in American manufacturing to $4 billion, whereas its annual US manufacturing capability is forecast to increase to over 10 GW by 2025.
Along with its Ohio manufacturing amenities, First Photo voltaic additionally operates factories in Vietnam and Malaysia, and is constructing its first new manufacturing facility in India, which is scheduled to start operations within the second half of 2023. On completion of its enlargement plans within the US and India, the corporate expects to have over 20 GWDC of annual international manufacturing capability in 2025.
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