Ohio

PJM capacity auction results show solar boom

The results of a 2021/2022 auction saw an additional 964 MW of utility-scale solar projects bidding in to supply capacity, suggesting a boom in solar.

Rudolph Libbe to lead construction of new First Solar factory

The firm is building the $400 million factory, its for First Solar – and creating 500 construction jobs in the process

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First Solar still sold out into 2020

The thin film solar maker is also reviving its EPC division with a goal to build 1 GW of solar projects each year, as well as increasing its presence in O&M services.

First Solar to build the biggest solar factory in the Western Hemisphere – in Ohio

The 1.2 GW factory will employ 500 workers. The new facility is expected to First Solar’s total capacity to 7.6 GW by the end of 2020.

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Murray Energy’s war on clean energy in Ohio

Murray Energy lobbied on a bill to roll back renewable energy “mandates” in Ohio, while it fought for government intervention to bail out coal-fired power plants.

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First Solar sold out well into 2020

The thin film PV maker expects its new Series 6 PV module to begin mass production in Ohio in Q2 – with 1 GW expected to be manufactured globally in 2018. The company also increased its 2018 guidance.

Ohio conservatives could shift solar debate in a positive direction

When environmentalists and conservatives in Ohio agree on something, it’s noteworthy – and could finally shift the way solar policy is discussed in Columbus.

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Tremendous demand: An interview with First Solar CEO Mark Widmar

In this interview Mark Widmar talks about the market for PV modules and his company’s supply situation, First Solar’s position in the Section 201 case, and the role he sees for solar in the future of energy.

Cincinnati signs deal to power itself with 100% renewable energy

Despite a lack of support at the state level for a clean energy economy, Cincinnati is moving forward.

First Solar produces first S6 module, seals 800 MW of deals

The first modules have rolled off the line in Ohio as part of First Solar’s $1.4 billion dollar bet on its large-format Series 6. The company will also expand production in Vietnam.

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