21 October 2020
First Solar to supply PV modules to Vistra
First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA says that Vistra Corp has selected its cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) solar modules to power its six recently announced solar energy projects across Texas. Under the agreement, First Solar will supply 869MWDC of Series 6 modules to power five utility-scale solar projects, developed by Vistra, ranging from 50MWAC to 200MWAC.
Based in Irving, Texas, Vistra is the largest competitive residential electricity provider and largest competitive power generator in the USA, with a diverse generation portfolio of about 39,000MW.
“We’re committed to transforming our power generation portfolio, investing in renewables, and providing our customers with the power solutions they are seeking to meet their sustainability objectives,” says Vistra’s chief operating officer Jim Burke. “We’re proud to take that commitment a step further by investing in powering our newest renewable energy generation assets with the leading solar technology available today,” he adds. “Series 6 is the right module and First Solar is the right partner to help us deliver our mission to net-zero.”
Designed and developed at First Solar’s R&D centers in California and Ohio, the Series 6 PV module is claimed to set industry benchmarks for quality, durability, reliability, design and environmental performance. With a carbon footprint that is up to six times lower and a water footprint that is up to 24 times lower than crystalline silicon PV panels manufactured using conventional, energy-intensive production methods, Series 6 is said to deliver a superior environmental profile and the lowest-carbon solar available.