Atlanta-based Southern Power has acquired a majority interest in the 32 MW Lost Hills-Blackwell solar project in California from First Solar Inc. Remaining interest in the project will be owned by an affiliate of First Solar.
The Lost Hills-Blackwell project spans two sites -Â the 20 MW Lost Hills solar facility and the 12 MW Blackwell solar facility. The project incorporates more than 454,000 of First Solar's thin-film solar modules mounted on single-axis trackers.
Construction of the project began in April 2014 and is expected to be completed shortly after the acquisition. The facility will be operated and maintained by First Solar.
The electricity and associated renewable energy credits generated by the facility will be sold under long-term power purchase agreements with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Roseville Electric.