By Phoenix Business Journal

First Solar Inc. has signed a deal with China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co. Ltd. as development partner on the first phase of its massive Ordos City solar project.

Tempe-based First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) signed a memorandum of understanding for the first project to be built in Ordos, Inner Mongolia. The 30-megawatt plant is the first step in building a 2-gigawatt facility in the Chinese city.

Under the agreement, the Chinese firm would be the majority owner and operator of the first phase with First Solar supplying the photovoltaic panels.

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