Energix RenewablesA company specializing in the development, construction and operation of renewable energy production projects has agreed to purchase 51 GW DC ultra-low carbon thin film solar modules First Solar Inc.
The modules are intended for Energix projects in Israel, Poland and the United States, and will be delivered between 2026 and 2030.
Energix, one of Israel’s largest renewable energy companies with more than 7 GW of projects under development, also contracted First Solar Recycling Services to handle the end-of-life management of end-of-life modules. Prior to this agreement, the company has ordered more than 3.5 GW DC of First Solar technology since 2017.
“This agreement, our largest ever, is a strong reflection of the long-standing strategic partnership we share with First Solar,” said Asa (Asi) Levinger, CEO of Energix. “It is also a significant milestone for Energix’s long-term growth as we rapidly expand our global pipeline with an emphasis on the United States.”
First Solar is the first solar power manufacturer whose product has been included in the global Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry for sustainable electronics. Its solar modules have the lowest carbon and water footprint of any commercially available solar module today.
The company’s valuable recycling program deals with the end-of-life modules of Energix projects. The program offers closed-loop semiconductor recovery for use in new modules, while also recovering other materials such as aluminum, glass, and laminates.
First Solar is investing about $1.3 billion to expand its U.S. production from more than 6.5 GW of DC capacity per year to about 10.9 GW of DC capacity by 2026.