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A production facility that answers the demand for advanced solar technology.


With growing demands for the advanced solar technology used at utility solar farms, public buildings, and off-grid industrial sites, First Solar decided to build a 1.1 million SF manufacturing facility near their flagship location in Perrysburg, Ohio – the largest thin-film solar module facility in the U.S.

Tailoring the Solution

A plant that doubles production capacity.

Working with project stakeholders, we designed the plant to nearly double First Solar’s current production volumes; the facility will push out 1.2 gigawatts of cadmium-telluride photovoltaic solar panels each year.

The plant features both production and administration spaces, including training rooms, process support rooms, private offices and phone booths, large and small conference rooms, a medical clinic, fitness center, and locker rooms. Additionally, the facility offers a number of quick, convenient food options to enjoy in the cafeteria and outdoor patio.