First Solar to construct 20MW solar project

Thin-film module maker First Solar, Tempe, Ariz., announced a 100 percent stake in Maryland Solar, a 20MW (AC) photovoltaic solar power project in Hagerstown, Md. The project, which has a contract to sell electricity and renewable energy credits to FirstEnergy Solutions, is expected to start construction in Q2 2012 and be completed in Q4 2012. It will use First Solar's thin-film PV modules to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power approximately 2,700 average Maryland homes.

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