Wednesday, July 27, 2011

First Solar PV Modules Receive New IEC Certification for Effectiveness in Coastal Environments

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that its advanced thin-film solar modules have received a new international certification confirming that the company’s technology can be used in a variety of operating conditions, including coastal environments.
 
First Solar’s photovoltaic (PV) modules have passed the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) 61701 salt mist corrosion test, which studies module performance in coastal environments characterized by corrosive salt mist.

“This certification further demonstrates the robustness and versatility of First Solar’s PV technology,” said John Kufner, First Solar director of global module product management. “The data shows that our modules can be expected to produce clean electricity in coastal marine environments without any performance concerns.”

The IEC 61701 accreditation applies to First Solar’s Series 3 modules.

All First Solar modules are backed by a 25-year performance warranty and covered by an industry-leading, prefunded collection and recycling program