Texas-based Vistra Corp. has selected Squire Patton Boggs long-time client First Solar’s high-performance photovoltaic (PV) solar modules to power six of the company’s recently announced solar energy projects across Texas.
Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will supply 869 megawatts (MW)DC of Series 6 modules to power the announced utility-scale solar projects, developed by Vistra, ranging from 50 to 200MWAC. The latest additions to Vistra’s generation portfolio will be powered by solar technology that was developed and innovated in America and will include modules manufactured in Ohio.
US-headquartered, First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive PV solar solutions, in addition to being the Western Hemisphere’s largest solar manufacturer. Designed and developed at First Solar’s research and development centers in California and Ohio, the Series 6 solar PV module that has set industry benchmarks for quality, durability, reliability, design, and environmental performance. With a carbon footprint that is up to six times lower than crystalline silicon PV panels, Series 6 has one of the lowest carbon solar technologies currently available in the industry.
The Squire Patton Boggs team advising First Solar through this agreement was led by Washington DC partner Kevin S. Levey, with associate Hannah E. Zapfe.