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First Solar AC Power Block

CONFIGURABLE PV POWER GENERATION UNIT WITH


GUARANTEED PERFORMANCE

As a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) solar energy, First Solar has developed, financed,
engineered, constructed, and currently operates many of the worlds largest PV power
AC POWER BLOCK plants. Leveraging over 8 gigawatts (GW) of experience, the AC Power Block is a
FEATURES configurable power generation unit that enables construction of a fully integrated First
Solar utility-scale power plant. The AC Power Block delivers bankable PV energy at the
First Solar Series
lowest LCOE in the worlds most diverse regions. We combine superior performance
3 Black Plus
advanced thin film with support, training and services to provide customers with an Energy Performance
modules Guarantee that is unmatched in the industry.

Configurable power
generation unit
to meet diverse
project needs AC POWER BLOCK BENEFITS
First Solars proven
technology, training PROVEN RELIABILITY GUARANTEED PERFORMANCE LOWEST LCOE
and support Utilizes the core of Guaranteed 1st year Reduces LCOE
First Solars power energy performance with high yield
Optimized
plant design provides assurance CdTe technology
system design
of lifetime energy and cost effective
for streamlined Demonstrated grid
regional execution generation manufacturing
stability through
proprietary plant Backed by a 25-year Maximized energy
Stable and reliable
control technology Power Block capacity output driven by
grid integration
over life of the warranty power plant design
Enables a proven optimization process
power plant
energy prediction Provides a bankable
model revenue stream and
verified asset value

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FIRST SOLAR
AC POWER BLOCK SOLUTION

FIRST SOLAR PLANT CONTROL


SYSTEM, SUPERVISORY CONTROL
AND DATA ACQUISITION (SCADA)
SYSTEM, & WEATHER STATION

FIRST SOLAR SERIES 3


BLACK PLUS PV MODULES

FIRST SOLAR
QUALIFIED INVERTERS

FIRST SOLAR MOUNTING SOLUTIONS


(FIXED-TILT OR TRACKING)

POWER BLOCK CONFIGURATION


The modular system design of the AC Power Block TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
enables configurable project solutions and ease of AC Power Block capacity (DC) 800kW to 3.8MW

installation for any project site. DC/AC ratio* 1.1 to 1.3 (Typical)

AC POWER BLOCK SERVICES AC POWER BLOCK WARRANTY


STANDARD SUPPORT SERVICES WARRANTY SUMMARY
Design optimization Energy generation guarantee 1 year (performance)
Energy prediction modeling Power Block capacity warranty 25 years (performance)
Module product warranty 10 years (workmanship)
Inverters 5 years (workmanship)
OPTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES passed through by manufacturer
Detailed Engineering Construction Management
Balance of System 1 year (workmanship)
Procurement Commissioning
Project Financing Virtual O&M
Construction Planning O&M Advisement

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