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First Solar to open new manufacturing plant in Ohio

The US photovoltaic (PV) solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, has announced it will be opening a new facility in Township, Ohio.

The facility will have the capacity to build 1.2GW of the firm’s Series 6 thin film PV modules, which, when combined the First Solar’s existing 600MW of capacity, will bring its total to 1.8GW.

The site will be located near its existing factory in Perrysburg, Ohio, with construction set to begin mid-2018 and the site to be fully operational by the end of 2020.

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