First Solar on Thursday announced an order to supply 2 GW DC of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules to independent power company Leeward Renewable Energy. Deliveries will be made over a two-year period, in 2026 and 2027.
The deal comes on the heels of Leeward’s previous deals for First Solar modules and expands the total to almost 6 GW DC, which will be delivered by 2028. Last April, the company placed an order for 1 GW DC of First Solar modules for projects in its development pipeline in the US.
“We look forward to expanding our long-standing partnership with First Solar, which is consistent with our high-growth strategy as we continue to expand our renewable energy portfolio in the US, prioritizing sustainable and responsible development,” said Jason Allen, CEO of Leeward Renewable.
First Solar currently has roughly 6 GW of annual nameplate production capacity in the US, from its three factories in Ohio, where it is currently working to open a new research and development innovation centre. Its goal is to reach more than 10 GW by 2025 thanks to new projects underway in Alabama and Ohio. The solar manufacturer is also set to commission a 3.4-GW factory in India this year.
By 2025, First Solar expects to have more than 20 GW of annual global nameplate capacity