Solarvest orders 93 MW of First Solar modules for projects in Malaysia

First Solar PV modules

First Solar has won a contract from Solarvest Holdings, a clean energy specialist in South-East Asia, to supply 93 megawatts (MW)DC of thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar panels.

The modules will power four projects being built as part of Malaysia’s Large Scale Solar Program (LSS) with deliveries taking place between August to November, 2022. Solarvest will use First Solar Series 6 modules for projects located in the Malaysian states of Selangor, Perak, and Kedah.

Approximately 75 MW of the total order is expected to be sourced from First Solar’s manufacturing facility in Kulim, Malaysia. Founded in 2012, Solarvest pioneered grid-connected solar installations in Malaysia and has deployed around 400 MW across the country.

Solarvest CEO Davis Chong said: “The use of these advanced solar panels will further accentuate the advantage our engineering solutions bring in terms of maximizing energy yields. This combination will no doubt enhance the competitiveness of our projects.”

Adam Smith, vice president of Global Business Development, First Solar, said: “This deal represents our commitment to deploying our high-performance and eco-efficient module technology at scale in Malaysia.”

First Solar currently operates a 3.3 gigawatt (GW)DC manufacturing plant in Penang. In addition to its Malaysian manufacturing facilities, First Solar also operates factories in Vietnam and the United States, where it is building its third factory. The company is also building a new 3.3 GW factory in India.