First Solar has sold the 50MW Silver State North solar power plant to Enbridge, the two companies announced today. First Solar has installed more than 800,000 PV modules on a site of 600 acres in Clark County, Nevada under a fixed-price EPC agreement and will be providing operations and maintenance services to Enbridge.
The project is expected to commence commercial operation by May 2012 and the energy will be sold to NV Energy under a 25-year PPA, approved by the public utilities commission of Nevada in 2010. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“First Solar is very pleased to expand its relationship with Enbridge, a leader in renewable energy that shares our commitment to sustainability,” said Frank De Rosa, First Solar senior vice president for business development in the Americas. “We are very proud to have completed construction of the first utility-scale PV solar project on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land in Nevada, which would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of county, state and BLM officials.”