Order brings total of Origis 2022 procurement with First Solar to nearly 3 GW, demonstrating confidence in advanced, responsibly-produced American solar technology.

MIAMI, Fla., (March 1, 2023) – Origis Energy, one of America’s leading renewable energy platforms, has entered into an agreement with First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) to procure an additional 2 gigawatts (GW)dc of Series 6 Plus and Series 7 thin film solar modules for delivery in 2026 and 2027.

This agreement was booked prior to the release of First Solar’s Q3 2022 earnings in October 2022. A 750 MWdc capacity agreement between Origis and First Solar was announced in April 2022.

“Our grid power customers depend on Origis to deliver on their clean energy goals. This requires superior customer service, innovation, quality and commitment, our mission to consistently deliver utility scale solar projects,” said Samir Verstyn, chief investment and chief operations officer, Origis Energy. “This most recent agreement with First Solar caps a five-year collaboration, comprising 3.4 GW of solar panel capacity. First Solar technology and their growing American manufacturing capability is core to meet our customer’s decarbonization targets. We thank them for their role in our holistic and disciplined approach to fulfill the promise of clean, cost-effective renewable energy solutions.”

First Solar’s thin film PV modules are designed and developed at its R&D centers in California and Ohio and have the lowest carbon and water footprint of any commercially available PV technology today.

“We’re thrilled that Origis has doubled down on its commitment to First Solar’s responsibly-produced thin film technology,” said Georges Antoun, chief commercial officer, First Solar. “This deal highlights the crucial role long-term supply certainty and lower political and compliance risks now plays in the solar industry.”

In addition to the importance of American manufacturing capacity, supply chain transparency and integrity is integral to both parties. Origis has in place a supply chain code of conduct and has signed the Solar Industry Forced Labor Prevention Pledge led by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) to comply with standards on forced labor prevention.

First Solar’s tightly controlled supply chain helps eliminate the risk of exposure to solar supply chai