US thin-film photo voltaic producer First Photo voltaic Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) on Tuesday mentioned it has acquired an order for 4 GW DC of its modules from Lightsource bp, the UK-based photo voltaic developer half owned by BP Plc (LON:BP).
The deal includes First Photo voltaic’s Sequence 6 Plus and next-generation Sequence 7 modules, which shall be delivered between 2026 and 2028 to be used within the developer’s tasks within the US.
That is Lightsource bp’s second huge order for First Photo voltaic modules after an up-to-4.3-GW DC contract in 2021.
“The US solar industry is at a pivotal moment, poised to expand at an exponential rate with the Inflation Reduction Act serving as the catalyst,” mentioned Kevin Smith, chief govt officer, Americas at Lightsource bp. He added the corporate is responding by rising its 20-GW improvement pipeline throughout the US and in addition creating demand for US-based First Photo voltaic, which, in flip, is investing in innovation and manufacturing.
Lightsource bp additionally plans to make use of First Photo voltaic’s recycling programme to handle modules on the finish of their lives. Each corporations are as well as working to cut back their greenhouse gasoline emissions.
First Photo voltaic is ready to carry on-line a 3rd manufacturing unit in Ohio within the first half of 2023 and to fee a fourth manufacturing unit in Alabama by 2025. The corporate expects to increase its annual US nameplate manufacturing capability to 10.6 GW DC by 2026.