First Solar Announces Plans to Double Size of PV Module Plant in Germany

In a move to expand its operations in the European market, First Solar Inc., Phoenix, announced plans to expand its German manufacturing plant in Frankfurt, doubling local production capacity and creating several hundred new jobs. The company already employs more than 600 associates in Frankfurt manufacturing thin-film solar modules. The expansion would double the annual capacity of the plant to around 446MW by the fourth quarter of 2011 from 223 MW today.

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