July 28, 2014 - First Solar and XSOL Co., Ltd. today announced that they have signed an agreement to supply First Solar's cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin film modules in Japan. The agreement targets installation of 100MW DC per year.
"First Solar is investing in Japan's energy future," said Karl Brutsaert, Head of Business Development for First Solar, Japan. "This agreement with XSOL enables us to deliver safe and clean solar electricity on an even broader basis. XSOL is a leader in solar power in Japan, and we look forward to partnering with them to realize solar power's promise in Japan."
"First Solar's differentiated technology will be valued by our customers," said Akira Waki, Director for XSOL. "Further, First Solar modules are recognized by 3rd party scientists as leading in ecological efficiency, and First Solar already has in place a globally-proven module recycling program, enabling us to meet our commitments to save the global environment and broaden solar power accessibility."