First Solar To Build 250 MW Power Plant In California

First Solar Inc. has entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC to construct a 250 MW solar power plant in Riverside County, Calif. Under the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services and supply its cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic thin-film modules.

The McCoy Solar Energy Project will be located on approximately 2,300 acres of mostly public land provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Construction is expected to begin late this year, with completion in late 2016.

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