Under Sohn's leadership, First Solar achieved three historic solar milestones: the first company to manufacture at under $1/watt, the first company to ship more than 1 GW of production annually and the first company to develop and engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) over 1 GW of utility-scale projects.
"The team, the technology, and the plan that Siva Power has created is truly remarkable and I'm excited to join as CEO," said Sohn. "I look forward to the next steps in which we realize the vision and make the world's absolute lowest cost solar panels. We are going to do this."
Sohn graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in engineering, was a Clean Energy Ambassador to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and chaired the US Commerce Department's Manufacturing Council for the Obama administration.
Siva Power is developing copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin-film solar modules at its Santa Clara, CA headquarters. Siva's roadmap delivers dramatically lower electricity costs through advanced technology, scale, operational execution and an effective business strategy.
About Siva Power
Siva Power is a leader in advanced manufacturing technology for solar modules and aims to be the world's best-in-class manufacturer of high-efficiency, low-cost solar panels. Siva Power is developing a solar factory for the "terawatt era" that will produce solar panels at unprecedented scale and the lowest production cost. For more information, visit www.sivapower.com.
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