Two thirds of the 290MW Agua Caliente PV project have been completed and connected to the grid, it has been announced. The PV project, which is owned by NRG Energy and MidAmerican Solar and equipped with First Solar thin-film panels, has begun generating 200MW of energy. Agua Caliente is the biggest PV project to date, financed with a loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy and it is estimated to be completed in 2014.
“This is an incredible milestone for the Agua Caliente project and solar energy sector,” Paul Caudill, president of MidAmerican Solar, commented. “The working relationships we have with NRG Energy, First Solar and Pacific Gas & Electric allow for the construction process to continue in a safe and efficient manner. We are pleased with the progress and look forward to the project’s completion.”