First Solar hits power plant milestone26th Jun 2012
Global solar panel installer First Solar has reached a milestone in its bid to convince the world to go green by installing its ten-millionth solar module.
The company, which not only sources the raw materials for solar panels but also recycles defunct systems, installed the module at the Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in the US.
Once completed in three years' time, the solar farm will be one of the two largest solar PV projects in the world - so First Solar sees its latest achievement at this location as being especially fitting.
"Today's milestone underscores First Solar's leadership in delivering integrated PV solar power plants, and it's only just the beginning," added Jim Lamon, First Solar's senior vice-president of engineering, procurement and construction, and operations and maintenance.
The company claims to have produced nearly 80 million of its advanced thin-film solar modules - if you think of it as enough to circle the Earth nearly two-and-a-half times, you won't be far wrong!
As firms such as First Solar reach these milestones, it can only mean that solar power is growing in popularity - a trend that we hope will continue for some time to come!
Posted by Mike Peacock