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First Solar provides solar power for golf tournament

First Solar is to be the 'Official Solar Provider' of the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament in golf.

By Kari Williamson

First Solar will provide solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays to help power the event, which will take place 30 January – 5 February.

Alex Clark, 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman, says: "With First Solar powering the event, including the Waste Management Corporate tent, with green renewable energy, we move one step closer to becoming the 'Greenest' show on Grass."

Ted Meyer, First Solar Vice President of Communications, adds: "Fans at the TPC Scottsdale will have an opportunity to see the same First Solar technology that is deployed at the APS Paloma Power Plant in Gila Bend and the Agua Caliente project in Yuma County, which will be the largest solar PV power plant in the world when it's completed."

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the best-attended golf tournament in the world and has gained legendary status for being the most unique stop on the PGA TOUR.

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