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Masdar City shines with First Solar's help

Posted: 20 Jan 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:system PV Masdar City? 5MW modules solar? photovoltaic First Solar?

Masdar Abu Dhabi Future Energy Co. has selected First Solar Inc. to supply 5MW of its thin-film solar modules to be part of the largest grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system in the Middle East. This system will supply power to Masdar City, the world's most ambitious sustainable development to date, with plans to be the world's first carbon-neutral, zero waste, car-free city powered entirely by renewable energy sources.

The PV plant is being designed and constructed by Abu Dhabi-based solar power system integrator Enviromena Power Systems. Construction has begun, and the system is expected to be commissioned and producing power by the end of the Q2 09.

"We are pleased that Masdar selected First Solar's modules to supply power to the world's first carbon-neutral city and are pleased to be part of Masdar City's efforts to develop a blueprint for cities of the future," said John Carrington, First Solar's executive VP of marketing and business development.

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