First solar is a US based solar panel manufacturer and is among the top ten solar panel manufacturing Company that is said to be the number two and the best to fit the industry to the best level due to the long existence and the fame that it has as well. In the US, this is the most known to be the best manufacturer of the solar panel. first solar has gone to the latest technology to make its solar panels that’s why many people prefer its products because they are up to date and they are made to suite the new generation as well. First solar has its headquarters in Tempe, Arizona. It has had the lowest cost per mega-watt in the installation of about 1.4gigawatts.the estimate cost was up to US $2.5 per installed watt and that was in the world market share of the year 2010.
First solar development
First solar was established in the year 1990 and its growing stronger each and every day. It went to give an 8% in the yaer2010 world market share that was measured by the installed watts due to low cost watt. It uses the thin film technology that is based on the Cadmium Telluride (CdTe). first solar getting the lowest watt has taken it to the very large installation process in, Italy, Germany, China and now the US. The development and the manufacturing plants are in Malaysia and Germany, estimating it that the two thirds of the manufacturing capacity are in Malaysia. In the year 2009 the solar panel manufacturing watt was going for $1 and in the mid following year the cost fell to $0.75 per watt. The first solar is expanding a lot in Malaysia and this has resulted to building of more solar panel manufacturing plants in Vietnam, France and mesa, AZ. Having the best future dreams about the company product output increase; it is expected to add 1.4GW of its production capacity in 2011 and 2012 as well for it to have a total increase of up to 2.9GW which will be a 90% increase.
Most of the manufacturing companies will go for the both technology when making their production of the solar panel, which is the monocrystalline and the polycrystalline. Due to the rising technology all the technologies will be used so as to make sure that the customers will get to choose the best out of their interest and the plan to install the solar panel. The solar panels are made differently that’s why they are also different in use and also in size and type as well monocrystalline is said to d better than the polycrystalline that is a bit expensive but not as reliable like the monocrystalline solar panel technology.US being the owner of the first solar, it’s doing its best to make sure that the company is going to far places to have a good and new technologies output of the solar panels and give the best to the whole world as well.