First Solar and China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development Co (CGN-SEDC) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the first phase development of a solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

In September 2010, the Chinese government approved the pre-feasibility study for the Phase-1 of the power project.

The companies will work together to execute the 30MW AC first-phase demonstration project.

CGN SEDC will be the majority owner and operator of the project, performing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) functions.

First Solar will supply its thin-film PV modules for the project and will support CGN SEDC with EPC and O&M advisory services.