First Solar and Geronimo Energy have entered into a framework supply agreement under which First Solar will supply 415 MW of its high-performance, eco-efficient Series 6 photovoltaic modules in 2022.
With a carbon footprint that is up to six times lower than crystalline silicon PV panels built using traditional, energy-intensive manufacturing methods, Series 6 provides a superior environmental profile and cleaner solar power.
“Geronimo sees value in optimizing our solar projects with the Series 6 module. Its benchmark-setting degradation rate and lifetime energy yields make it the right choice to support our mission to help repower America’s grid with clean, renewable electricity.
“First Solar and Geronimo have deep roots in the US Midwest and a shared commitment to a sustainable future. A strategic partnership like this helps Geronimo continue its mission to repower rural American communities with renewable energy projects through farmer-friendly development and local economic benefits.”Nathan Franzen, VP of development, Geronimo Energy.
“Geronimo and First Solar have a longstanding relationship that’s based on shared values and a common vision for a sustainable energy future. Geronimo’s evolution into one of the country’s largest and most respected independent power producers is an American success story. As America’s solar company, we’re proud that our Series 6 technology will play a role in their continued growth, enabling the success of their multi-gigawatt US solar pipeline.”Darin Green, senior director, business development, First Solar.
First Solar recently expanded its manufacturing capacity to meet the demand for Series 6 modules, starting production at its new module manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio, in October 2019.