NRG Energy Solar and MidAmerican Solar says construction is completed on their 290 MW Agua Caliente solar photovoltaic facility in Arizona. The electricity generated by the station will be sold to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
First Solar Inc. designed and constructed the project, which features its thin-film modules. The company will operate and maintain the facility for NRG and MidAmerican Solar. The project received a $967 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office.
Agua Caliente is the largest of 10 operational utility-scale solar PV facilities in three states in which NRG has ownership interest. Agua Caliente is also one of several NRG assets that are subject to a right of first offer agreement between NRG and NRG Yield Inc., its publicly owned subsidiary.