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Local Leaders Join First Solar in Dedicating 250MW Thin-film PV Factory in Mesa, Az.

Government officials, community and business leaders joined in a dedication ceremony for First Solar’s thin-film solar PV module manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona last week. Investing $300 million to build the four-line factory, it will employ some 600 full-time associates and is designed with the capacity to produce 250 megawatts (MW) worth of thin-film PV modules per year. Mesa Mayor Scott Smith highlighted the plant’s potential to serve as anchor for the local economy, one based on the emerging clean energy economy.