Designs and makes thin film solar modules and employ a thin layer of cadmium telluride semiconductor material to convert sunlight into electricity. Each solar module is approximately 2 feet by 4 feet (60 centimeters by 120 centimeters) and had an average rated power of approximately 73 watts, during the fiscal year ended December 27, 2008. Its solar module is a single-junction polycrystalline thin film structure that uses cadmium telluride as the absorption layer and cadmium sulfide as the window layer. The Company’s solar power systems and project development business provides a variety of integrated services to its customers as part of a system solution delivery. These services include solar power system design, procurement of permits and balance of system components, construction management, monitoring and maintenance.1
1. Designs and manufactures solar modules1.
2. Established the solar industry's first comprehensive, prefunded (with the sale of each module, funds are set aside for the future cost of collection/recycling modules) solar module collection and recycling program; approximately 90% of each collected First Solar PV Module is recycled into new products; in effect, creating energy solutions without creating waste challenges for the future2.
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