First Solar Selected For 130 MW California Solar Farm

Tenaska Inc. has selected First Solar to provide services and photovoltaic cells for an upcoming 130 Megawatt solar farm located in Southern California. First Solar will be responsible for procurement, construction, and engineering of the new Imperial Solar Energy Center South facility. Energy produced by the solar power station will be sold under a 25 year contract to Sempra Energy.

This contract comes as good news to First Solar who recently announced that it would not be meeting conditions for a Department of Energy loan totaling $1.9 billion. Conditional approval had been received but the thin film solar giant was unable to begin construction of a proposed facility by September 30th which the loan required.


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