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First Solar Announces New Plants in the U.S. & Vietnam to Increase Capacity by nearly 500 MW/Year

First Solar Announces New Plants in the U.S. & Vietnam to Increase Capacity by nearly 500 MW/Year

October 14, 2010

 

BCSE Member First Solar today announced plans to build two new four-line manufacturing plants that will boost the company's annual manufacturing capacity by nearly 500 MW to help meet strong demand for its advanced thin-film photovoltaic modules. The plants are expected to be built in the United States and Vietnam and completed in 2012. Each new plant will create approximately 600 green jobs and will be designed to accommodate additional production capacity. Negotiations and site assessments are ongoing in both countries and will be finalized and announced at a later date.

 

Full information on the announcement is available here.