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May 6, 2020

First Solar signs 415MW supply agreement with Geronimo Energy

First Solar has signed an agreement to supply 415MWDC of its Series 6 photovoltaic (PV) modules to National Grid subsidiary Geronimo Energy in 2022.

First Solar has signed an agreement to supply 415MWDC of its Series 6 photovoltaic (PV) modules to National Grid subsidiary Geronimo Energy in 2022.

The latest deal fosters the relationship between the two organisations to more than 1.4GWDC of both systems and module technology sales.

Geronimo Energy development vice-president Nathan Franzen said: “Geronimo sees value in optimising our solar projects with the Series 6 module. Its benchmark-setting degradation rate and lifetime energy yields make it the right choice to support our mission to help repower America’s grid with clean, renewable electricity.

“First Solar and Geronimo have deep roots in the US Midwest and a shared commitment to a sustainable future.

“A strategic partnership like this helps Geronimo continue its mission to repower rural American communities with renewable energy projects through farmer-friendly development and local economic benefits.”

First Solar noted that its Series 6 PV modules were designed and developed by at its R&D centres located in California and Ohio.

The company further added that its solar PV modules have a lower carbon footprint than crystalline silicon PV panels.

First Solar business development senior director Darin Green said: “Geronimo and First Solar have a longstanding relationship that’s based on shared values and a common vision for a sustainable energy future.

“Geronimo’s evolution into one of the country’s largest and most respected independent power producers is an American success story.

“As America’s solar company, we’re proud that our Series 6 technology will play a role in their continued growth, enabling the success of their multi-gigawatt US solar pipeline.”

In February this year, Geronimo Energy and Basin Electric Power Cooperative signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 128MW Wild Springs Solar Project in Pennington County, South Dakota.

A not-for-profit wholesale power provider Basin Electric has 141 member cooperative systems in nine states across the US.

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