Energix Renewables, one of Israel’s largest renewable energy companies, has agreed to procure 5 gigawatts direct current (GWdc) of First Solar Inc.’s ultra-low carbon photovoltaic (PV) modules, First Solar said July 16.

The modules, which will power Energix projects in Israel, Poland and the U.S., will be delivered between 2026 and 2030.

Prior to this deal, the company placed over 3.5 GWdc of orders for First Solar technology since 2017. This deal will see Energix operate over 7 GW to 9 GW of First Solar technology by 2030.

“This deal, our largest ever… constitutes a significant milestone for Energix's long-term growth, as we rapidly expand our global pipeline, with an emphasis on the United States,” Energix CEO Asa Levinger said in a press release.

As the Western Hemisphere’s largest solar manufacturer, First Solar’s produces advanced thin film PV modules and sets industry benchmarks for quality, durability, reliability, design and environmental performance. The modules also have the lowest carbon and water footprint of any commercial PV module currently available.

Energix also contracted First Solar to manage end-of-life handling of decommissioned modules. The program, First Solar Recycling Services, provides closed-loop semiconductor recovery for use in new modules, while also recovering materials such as aluminum, glass and laminates.

First Solar is investing approximately $1.3 billion in expanding its U.S. manufacturing footprint from 6.5 GW of annual nameplate capacity to around 10.9 GW by 2026. In addition to the $1.1 billion expected investment in a new 3.5 GW facility in Alabama, the company also embarked on a $185 million expansion of its existing manufacturing footprint in Ohio. A $370 million dedicated R&D innovation center in Perrysburg, Ohio is also expected to be completed in 2024.