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First Solar joins MDV-SEIA as a sponsor for the 10th annual Solar Focus Conference


Nov 16


First Solar joins MDV-SEIA as a sponsor for the 10th annual Solar Focus Conference. MDV-SEIA is proud to partner on this event with First Solar, an active national and regional solar stakeholder in the Mid-Atlantic.

About First Solar

First Solar is the largest U.S. based solar panel manufacturer and a leading developer of utility-scale solar power plants throughout the U.S. With over 500 MW of panels installed or on projects under construction on the East Coast, First Solar is both a leading developer and technology provider for affordable, reliable clean energy in the eastern U.S.

First Solar recognizes the tremendous opportunity in the east coast to leverage the cost competitiveness of utility scale solar when compared to conventional electric generation, especially at the growing need for cleaner energy resources during peak consumption hours. Thus, First Solar aims to actively engage with counties and landowners to address questions and concerns about the solar development process while also acknowledging the preservation of important heritage landscapes.

First Solar has made innovate contributions to solar. Over the past several years, First Solar has seen rapid advancement in its panel technology — leading the industry in cell efficiency of 21.5% and total area module efficiency of 18.2%. Additionally, First Solar’s Plant Control Systems leads the industry with providing reliable supply to off-takers and valuable ancillary services to support reliable grid operation.


Founded in 1984, MDV-SEIA represents the interests of photovoltaic and solar thermal developers, financiers, equipment manufacturers, installers, distributors and component suppliers serving Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Our members design, sell, integrate, install, maintain and finance solar energy equipment for residential, commercial and institutional customers throughout the region.

MDV-SEIA delivers on policy formation and advocacy, market representation, networking, education, and additional benefits to our hundreds members who have created more than 6,000 jobs in our region.

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