First Solar To Build 10-Megawatt Photovoltaic Power Station

Peter Da Vanzo

First Solar, manufacturer of thin film photovoltaic solar modules, are to build a 10 megawatt power plant in Nevada.

First Solar Nevada

First Solar's project will be constructed alongside a natural gas-fired power plant, which will allow the solar station to share transmission lines and other infrastructure, therefore minimizing land use. Given growing concern amongst environmentalists regarding  industrialization of the desert, low-impact land usage is becoming an important factor.

Thin-film solar technology converts sunlight into energy, but at a lower cost than traditional solar. Solar cells are layered on plates of glass or flexible materials, which lowers cost, but the trade off is that this process reduces efficiency.

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Lesley Ranjan Amarasekara (anonymous)

Interested to set up solar power station up to 4 MW. reply : sgelanka@yahoo.com

Written in June 2009

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