First Solar and it’s founder Dr. David Eaglesham into the Environmental Hall of Fame. We honor them for their leadership in bringing thin-film photovoltaics to commercial reality. They have gathered the attention and respect of the entire world PV community with their aggressive market development for thin-film CdTe module technology.
Their success, indicated by being the leading producer of PV in the U.S. and climbing to join the top 5 worldwide, is built upon sound science, R&D investments and collaborations, engineering, and timing. First Solar was the right thin-film PV manufacturer at the right time—building its capacity at the time when the world was demanding solar electricity.