First Solar PV Modules

The Industry Benchmark for Utility-Scale PV Power Plants

Technologies & Capabilities /  Advanced PV Modules

First Solar modules couple leading-edge technology with the manufacturing excellence and quality control that comes from being one of the world's most experienced producers of advanced PV modules. We are able to provide the best in performance, quality, and reliability to our customers because we invest more in research and development than any other solar company in the world.

First Solar is uniquely positioned to serve the full spectrum of PV applications and customer needs. Our advanced PV modules are designed to generate more energy per watt than competing solar panels. With more than 10GW installed worldwide, First Solar modules are the foundation for our high-performance PV energy solutions.

First Solar Advanced Thin Film Series 5 Modules

Providing up to 10% more annual energy yield than comparable technologies.

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First Solar Advanced Thin Film Series 4 Modules

Proven to outperform competing technologies with 10 GW installed worldwide.

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Learn More about First Solar TetraSun™ Modules. Offering superior value with proprietary cell architecture and manufacturing process.


Reliability Video

First Solar modules have been verified by independent engineers and certified to international performance and safety standards by third party laboratories around the world, including installations with NREL for over 16 years. With our Series 4™ Modules, we have made numerous advancements to increase long-term quality and reliability, as well as efficiency.

The Thresher and TUV Long-Term Sequential Tests go far beyond standard IEC certifications to test long-term performance that is more indicative of a 20+ year field operational life. Our thin film modules are one of only five modules in the world to pass both tests, indicating best-in-class performance and durability over the life of the system.

By combining superior energy yields with world-leading reliability, First Solar’s advanced PV modules drive a lower LCOE and minimize risk for plant owners.

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FIRST SOLAR THIN FILM MODULES
IEC61701 Salt Mist Corrosion
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Ammonia Resistance
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IEC Damp Heat 85C/85%RH 1,000 Hours
 
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Damp Heat 85C/85%RH 2,000 Hours
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IEC Temp Cycle -40 to +85C 200 Cycles
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Temp Cycle -40 to +85C 600 Cycles
 
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IEC Humidity Freeze 10 Cycles
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Humidity Freeze 40 Cycles
 
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Chemical Exposure, FSLR-ALT, etc.
 
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Independent Thresher Test Certification
 
included
PID Free (negative grounded)
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included
TUV Sequential Test Certification
 
included
IEC 60068 Desert Sand Resistance
 
included