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Thin Film - High Temperature Performance Proven Energy Yield Advantage Over Crystalline Silicon All modules rated and labeled at STC Additional First Solar.

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1 Thin Film - High Temperature Performance Proven Energy Yield Advantage Over Crystalline Silicon All modules rated and labeled at STC Additional First Solar energy for same nameplate power *500kW side-by-side comparison, USA Desert Southwest climate

2 Soiling and Cleaning Mani and Pallai, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 14 (2010) Factors influencing dust settlement Site Characteristics (vegetation, traffic, air pollution) Ambient Temperature and Humidity PV System tilt-angle and orientation (includes exposure to sun and wind) Dust Properties (type, shape, size, weight) Wind Velocity Glazing Characteristics (texture and coating)

3 Soiling and Cleaning Cleaning Methods and Frequency are tailored to site specifics Frameless module gives better cleaning surface Dry-cleaning method – Typical expected annual soiling loss < 4% – Encourages water conservation – Provides confidence in Energy Predictions Various new solutions for automatic cleaning entering market Soiling Monitoring Station can help quantify site conditions

4 Water Consumption – PV Advantage Water ~ power demand

5 First Solar Overview Construction Video PV in the Middle East – Emerging Challenges PV in the Middle East – 2013 Trends to Watch

6 Pilot Plants set Precedent for Utility Scale Design and Execution UAE: Masdar City 10MW / DEWA 13MW Saudi Arabia: KACARE program Pricing decline flattens; Renewed focus on BOS Innovation and Quality Balance Sheet Matters Outdoor Rated Equipment Behind-The-Fence Utility Design Philosophy Lessons from Mature Markets will Transfer LCOE to dominate: PV to gain share Energy storage is rarely required Unconventional applications Water desalination / pumping Offgrid / Microgrid / Hybrid PV Plants Enhanced Oil Recovery

7 Creating enduring value by enabling a world powered by clean, affordable solar electricity.


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