April 12 (Renewables Now) – US photo voltaic panels maker First Photo voltaic Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) introduced on Tuesday that it has signed a grasp provide settlement (MSA) underneath which it’s going to ship 4 GW DC of its superior thin-film PV modules to unbiased energy producer Silicon Ranch.
The Nashville-based buyer will obtain the modules from 2023 to 2025 to make use of them in its initiatives within the US, and revel in the good thing about entry to First Photo voltaic’s superior cadmium telluride (CadTel) thin-film know-how because it evolves over the lifetime of the settlement, the producer mentioned.
The association additionally features a recycling part to make sure that end-of-life CadTel modules from Silicon Ranch’s initiatives are processed additional into helpful supplies. In response to First Photo voltaic, its recycling programme can recuperate round 90% of CadTel materials to be used within the manufacturing of recent modules, and salvage aluminium, glass and laminates from outdated panels.
The MSA expands the connection between First Photo voltaic and Silicon Ranch, which started in 2015 with the provision of panels for the Aerojet Rocketdyne photo voltaic farm in Arkansas. Since then, the partnership has taken the businesses to over 30 initiatives within the US totalling greater than 1 GW, First Photo voltaic provides.