Enbridge, First Solar complete 50MW Silver State North project in Nevada

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Ken Salazar, US Secretary of the Interior, was on hand today with representatives from Enbridge and First Solar to celebrate the completion of the 50MW Silver State North Solar Project in Clark County, Nevada. This is the first utility-scale solar facility to be built on public lands.

Enbridge bought Silver State North in March from First Solar, which developed and constructed the project using over 800,000 of its thin-film PV modules. First Solar will operate and maintain the project and advised that it expects to recognize revenue from the project in Q2 2012. NV Energy will buy the facility’s output under a 25-year PPA.

“Along with our investment, Silver State North was made possible through the Nevada Government's Renewable Portfolio Standards Program, the Federal Government's incentive program under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the long-term contract that Enbridge has with NV Energy," Mr. Monaco added. "We are also grateful to First Solar for building this project in such an environmentally responsible way."

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