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First Solar

Waste Diversion & Utilities|Solar/Renewable Energy

About

As America’s solar energy company, First Solar provides sustainable energy solutions to power American progress and prosperity for generations to come. Through determined innovation, we deliver home-grown solar technology, cultivated and developed in America, that is an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel sourced electricity. Today, more than ever, solar makes smart business sense. And with over 25 gigawatts shipped worldwide, nobody does it better than First Solar.

Why We're Green

At First Solar, sustainability is at the core of everything we do. Our vision is to lead the world’s sustainable energy future through operational excellence, industry leadership, and by driving innovation across the solar value chain. First Solar is committed to minimizing the environmental impacts and enhancing the social and economic benefits of our products across their life cycle, from raw material sourcing through product end-of-life. Our semiconductor material is sustainably sourced from byproducts of the zinc and copper industries. Manufacturing-wise, our advanced modules are manufactured using less energy, water, and semiconductor material, resulting in the best environmental profile in the industry. As a result, the carbon footprint of First Solar PV modules is up to six times lower than conventional crystalline silicon modules and a fraction of the carbon footprint of conventional energy sources. Our modules also use up to 400 times less water per kWh than conventional energy and up to 24 times less water than other PV technologies once operational. To round this off, we are further reducing our life cycle impacts and increasing the eco-efficiency of our technology through our global recycling services.
Specifically to our San Francisco office, we have overseen the implementation of a reusable mug system, swapped out all hazardous cleaning materials, enacted an office-wide composting system, and replaced all plastic dishware and utensils with reusable and compostable materials. In addition to this, we have started recycling drives for more niche types of waste, such as contact lens packages.

Specifically to our San Francisco office, we have overseen the implementation of a reusable mug system, swapped out all hazardous cleaning materials, enacted an office-wide composting system, and replaced all plastic dishware and utensils with reusable and compostable materials. In addition to this, we have started recycling drives for more niche types of waste, such as contact lens packages.

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(415) 935-2500

http://www.firstsolar.com/en/

135 Main Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, California