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By Shane Lasley
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First Solar selects Louisiana for growth

Metal Tech News - August 10, 2023


Last updated 8/29/2023 at 3:42pm

Workers install First Solar thin-film panels in a desert setting.

First Solar Inc.

The cadmium-tellurium thin-film solar panels to be produced at First Solar's new plant in Louisiana are expected to be manufactured with 100% U.S.-made components.

Announces $1.1B solar plant in the Bayou State; adds more demand for critical tellurium.

In a boost for American-made tellurium-based solar technology, First Solar Inc. has selected Louisiana as the location for a $1.1 billion manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce 3.5 gigawatts of the company's thin-film cadmium-telluride (CdTe) solar panels per year.

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