First Solar Inc. has acquired the 250 MW Moapa Solar Project in Nevada from K Road Power. Located on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Clark County, northeast of Las Vegas, the solar project has in place a 25-year power purchase agreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Construction of the project could start by the end of the year. First Solar will design and build the project using its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar modules.
‘First Solar is proud to participate in this landmark project on lands where it can benefit the economic development of the Moapa Paiute tribe and serve clean energy to the City of Los Angeles,’ says First Solar CEO Jim Hughes.