One of the world’s leading thin-film solar module manufacturers, First Solar, has secured a contract to supply 241 MW worth of solar modules for two solar projects in Queensland, Australia, which subsequently pushes the company’s confirmed module supply pipeline in Australia over 500 MW.
First Solar announced last week that it had been awarded the 241 MW (megawatt) module supply contract by RCR Tomlinson Ltd, the designated procurement and construction company for the 180.7 MW Energy’s Daydream and 60.2 MW Hayman solar projects set to be developed in Queensland, Australia, in the country’s northeast. The single-axis tracking solar project will be located across two sites north of Collinsville, and be made up of at least 2,026,565 First Solar advanced thin film solar PV modules, producing approximately 531,000 MWh of renewable energy annually.
This latest contract also serves to push First Solar’s Australia current pipeline of solar modules up past 500 MW, to be delivered within the next 12 months.
“First Solar’s unique energy yield advantage enables our solar projects in North Queensland to produce more energy per MW installed than other available PV technology,” explained John Cole, Edify Energy’s Chief Executive. “This is of significant importance for asset owners and operators looking to maximize energy production. The First Solar team has been very supportive and a key enabler of these projects.”
Together, the Energy’s Daydream and Hayman solar projects will displace 429,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, and will provide electricity for approximately 73,000 households — the equivalent of taking 115,000 cars off the road.
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