28 June 2012

First Solar to supply PV modules to enXco’s Catalina Solar Project

Renewable energy project developer enXco of San Diego, CA, USA (an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company) has signed a solar module supply agreement for First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA - which manufactures thin-film photovoltaic modules based on cadmium telluride (CdTe) as well as providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services - to supply it with 61 megawatts peak (MWp) of modules, starting this September, for a portion of its Catalina Solar Project in Kern County, CA.

Catalina Solar will be built in two phases: the first phase of about 60MWp is targeted to go online by the end of 2012 and the remainder of the project by June 2013. The plant will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of about 35,000 homes annually and will offset about 74,000 metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions per year.

“First Solar has been and continues to be a good partner,” comments Kristina Peterson, VP of enXco’s Solar business unit. “Their technology remains one of the lowest LCOE [levelized cost of energy] solar PV solutions,” she adds.

“First Solar has a long-standing relationship with EDF Energies Nouvelles [which is based in Paris, France] and we're excited to extend this to the US with enXco,” says Dana Diller, First Solar’s VP for US business development.

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