14 March 2012

First Solar announces 20MW Maryland solar project

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 – has announced its 100% stake in Maryland Solar, a 20MW (AC) photovoltaic (PV) solar power project in Hagerstown, MD.

The project is expected to start construction in second-quarter 2012 and be completed in fourth-quarter 2012 (providing 125 construction jobs).

Using First Solar’s modules and with a contract to sell electricity and renewable energy credits to FirstEnergy Solutions, the project will generate enough renewable energy to power about 2700 average Maryland homes, displacing about 23,000 metric tons of CO2 annually (equivalent to taking 4400 cars off the road each year).

“First Solar is pleased to continue its work in Maryland to help the state meet its renewable energy goals,” comments Frank De Rosa, senior VP for business development — the Americas.

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