Q&A: First Solar's Jack Curtis

In the wake of the latest Solar Flagships funding news, Climate Spectator catches up with First Solar's Jack Curtis to discuss the company’s Australian plans and the increasing cost competitiveness of solar versus wind.

The world’s lowest cost solar panel maker, First Solar, announced itself on the Australian scene over the weekend with news it would design and build AGL’s two projects under the Solar Flagships program. Climate Spectator editor Tristan Edis caught up with Jack Curtis, Vice President of Business Development and Sales with First Solar, to discuss:

-- The company’s near-term plans in Australia;

-- The need for local deployment to build confidence and bring down financing costs in Australia;

-- Achieving competitiveness against wind power; and

-- The importance of experience to reduce costs.

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