Thursday, December 1, 2011

First Solar Inc. Teaming Up With NRG Energy on Alpine Solar Project in Lancaster, Ca.

NRG Solar, is building the 66 megawatt (MW) Alpine Solar Project in Lancaster, Ca. and it will be the first large scale project built in LA County, and the largest photovoltaic facility in the State of California. First Solar will handle the construction, operation and maintenance services. The electricity from this project will be bought over a 20 year purchases agreement with PG&E. The expectation is that 250 jobs will be created in the construction phase, and it plans to begin by the end of 2011 and complete by 2012.
According to numerous news sources and press releases this project will be on disturbed land which means mainly previously farmed land. It will also be near a SoCal Edison electric distribution system. Based on the description it looks to be in Antelope Valley’s west side perhaps somewhere near AVSolarRanchOne or Tuusso Energy’s site.
Once we know more about this sites location we will post it here.

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