First Solar wins 10MW turnkey installation in U.S.

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Sempra
Generation has selected First Solar to provide a 10MW turnkey thin-film
PV energy plant near Boulder City, Nevada. The project started in July
and is expected to be completed by the end of 2008. The modules to be
used at this ground-mount project will come from First Solar’s
manufacturing facility in Perrysburg, Ohio, the company said.

“Sempra Generation has a proven track record for successful energy resource development and we are pleased to work with them to bring additional renewable electric generation to the region,” said Mike Ahearn, CEO of First Solar. “The 10MW PV power plant will be adjacent to Sempra Generation’s existing El Dorado combined cycle natural gas plant. By co-locating this new PV power plant with existing infrastructure and the associated interconnection and transmission facilities, Sempra Generation will maximize their land and transmission.”

First Solar will design, engineer and construct the turnkey PV power plant and will provide monitoring and maintenance services for the plant over its lifetime.

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