First Solar Inc. (FSLR) , a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions, has been awarded a 241 megawatt (MW) DC module supply contract by RCR Tomlinson Ltd, an Australian engineering services company.

The deal makes First Solar the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor for Australian energy company Edify Energy's Daydream and Hayman solar projects in Queensland, Australia.

The contract takes First Solar's delivery pipeline to over 500 MW over the next 12 months, establishing itself as the leading module supplier for large-scale solar in Australia.

Construction on the projects is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2017, with module delivery in the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018.

Shares of First Solar were higher during Monday morning trading. 

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