First Solar Project Kicks Off 250 MW SCE Program


Southern California Edison (SCE) has selected First Solar Inc. to engineer and supply the PV power plant system for a 2 MW project to be installed on the roof of a commercial building in Fontana, Calif.

This installation is the first in SCE's plan to install 250 MW of solar generating capacity on large commercial rooftops throughout Southern California over the next five years. SCE began installation of this initial project on July 14 and expects to connect the PV power plant to the grid in September.

In addition, the California Public Utility Commission approved the project terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement between First Solar and SCE for the sale of electricity generated by a PV power plant. First Solar plans to build the new 7.5 MW plant in Blythe, Calif.

SOURCE: First Solar

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