MidAmerican Solar and First Solar, developers of the 550MW Topaz solar farm in California, have installed the project’s millionth PV unit.
This marks a significant milestone in the development of Topaz, which will eventually feature up to 9 million individual modules.
Paul Caudhill, President of MidAmercian Solar, said: “The installation of the one millionth module is a major accomplishment for everyone involved with the project.”
Construction work began on site late 2011, with the first module installed in May this year. The project is due for completion in 2015, after which Pacific Gas and Electric Company will buy the electricity generated by the plant on a 25-year power purchase agreement.
The electricity generated by the Topaz project is expected to displace approximately 377,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.