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First Solar joins Desertec solar PV initiative

First Solar Inc has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative as an Associated Partner to demonstrate the potential of photovoltaic (PV) solar technology in deserts.

First Solar is the first pure solar PV company to join Desertec, which aims to provide a significant portion of the electricity for the Middle East and Northern Africa as well as Europe by 2050 via a network of solar and wind energy sources from deserts.

As an Associated Partner of Desertec for an initial period of three years, First Solar will contribute utility-scale solar PV expertise in Desertec working groups and prepare the ground for reference projects and a roll-out plan.

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