First Solar to Supply 48 Megawatts of Thin-Film Panels in France

First Solar Inc. (FSLR), the largest U.S. solar-panel manufacturer, agreed to supply 48 megawatts of thin-film panels to Photosol Group for four projects in France.

Paris-based Photosol is developing and will own the plants in France’s Auvergne and Midi-Pyrenees regions, First Solar said today in a statement. Jayme da Costa Group will design and build them.

With these plants, Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar will have more than four gigawatts of panels operating in Europe.

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