Independent power producer silicon ranch and solar manufacturer Premier Solaire Inc. expanded the 4 GW Master Supply Agreement announced by the partners in April 2022. To support its growing portfolio of contracted solar projects, Silicon Ranch has secured an additional 700 MW of advanced thin-film photovoltaic solar modules, designed and developed in the United States.
The growing partnership between Silicon Ranch and First Solar dates back to 2015, when Silicon Ranch became the first owner-operator of photovoltaic power plants to use First Solar technology on projects in the southeastern United States.
Notably, this expansion represents the latest partnership development for Silicon Ranch that supports national infrastructure. In addition to its long-term agreements with First Solar, the company recently announced new agreements with US strategic partners, including one with Nextracker to improve the carbon footprint of its tracker supply, while supporting additional investments in American manufacturing capabilities.
“One of our guiding principles at Silicon Ranch is that we choose the right path rather than the easiest path to get the job done, and this agreement with First Solar represents the ‘right path’ for our module supply,” says Reagan Farr, co-founder and CEO of Silicon Ranch. “In recent months, Silicon Ranch has reaffirmed our leadership in supporting U.S. solar manufacturers and decarbonizing our supply chain, and we are pleased to achieve this progress by working collaboratively with our strategic partners to deliver the best power plants. possible to serve our customers. and communities across the United States”
“From the beginning of our relationship, it’s been clear that Silicon Ranch has a genuine focus on responsible solar development, and with the lowest carbon and water footprint of any commercially available photovoltaic technology, First Solar provides modules that are reliable and responsibly produced in line with this vision,” said Georges Antoun, Chief Commercial Officer of First Solar. “We are delighted to expand First Solar’s role as a trusted partner of Silicon Ranch with another agreement of supply of long-term modules.”