First Solar joins RE100 initiative

First Solar has announced a commitment to power 100 per cent of its solar manufacturing operations across the globe with renewable energy by 2028. Also, as part of an interim goal, the company has pledged to transition its facilities in the US to carbon-free electricity by 2026. The commitments were announced after First Solar joined RE100, a global collaborative initiative of companies committed to transition to 100 per cent renewable energy. RE100 is led by an international non-profit organisation The Climate Group in partnership with CDP. According to First Solar, its thin-film solar PV module technology has a carbon footprint that is up to six times lower than crystalline silicon PV modules manufactured using conventional, energy-intensive production methods. The company anticipates that the carbon footprint of its modules will decrease by an additional 40 per cent by 2028.

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