First Solar to Supply juwi with 27-MW of Solar

First Solar Inc. has been selected by juwi solar Inc., a subsidiary of juwi Holding AG, to supply 27 megawatts (MW) of thin-film solar modules for two U.S. projects. These projects represent new supply orders and do not fall within the existing long-term framework agreement between First Solar and juwi solar GmbH.

The projects include a 15-megawatt (MW) installation for the Jacksonville Electric Authority, the eighth largest community-owned electric utility in the U.S. Construction on the two installations is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2009 and be completed before the end of 2010, First Solar said.

“We are very encouraged that First Solar is supplying its proven and financeable modules for these initial U.S. utility-scale projects developed by juwi solar. We expect that our strong relationship with First Solar will be an important element toward the expansion of solar power in the United States,” said Michael Martin, managing director of juwi solar Inc.

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