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25 September 2009


First Solar to supply 27MW of modules for juwi's US utility installations

First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA, which manufactures thin-film photovoltaic modules based on cadmium telluride (CdTe), has been selected by Colorado-based developer and EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor juwi solar Inc, a subsidiary of juwi Holding AG of Wörrstädt, Germany, to supply solar modules for two US projects. These represent new orders, extra to the existing long-term framework agreement (of May 2005) between First Solar and juwi solar GmbH.

The projects include a 15MW (DC) installation for JEA, the eighth largest community-owned electric utility in the USA. First Solar will also supply another 12MW (DC) for juwi solar Inc's project with American Electric Power in Ohio. Construction is expected to begin in fourth-quarter 2009 and be completed by the end of 2010.

“First Solar’s modules are a cost-effective solution for utility-scale installations, making them an ideal fit for these projects,” reckons the firm’s president Bruce Sohn.

“We expect that our strong relationship with First Solar will be an important element toward the expansion of solar power in the US,” says juwi solar Inc's managing director Michael Martin.

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