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First Solar thin-film modules to 2011 Solar Decathlon competition

A team of students from Ohio State University will use 8 kW of First Solar's thin-film solar modules to power their sustainable house in the 2011 US Department of Energy's (DoE) Solar Decathlon competition.

By Kari Williamson

"First Solar is proud to sponsor the Ohio State University Solar Decathlon team. We applaud their innovative design efforts and wish them luck...," says Mike Koralewski, Vice President of Site Operations and Plant Manager for First Solar's Perrysburg, Ohio facility.

The biennial Solar Decathlon challenges students to use a holistic approach to design and construct net-zero energy-consuming homes. The competition features houses from 20 universities from around the world.

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