Another major milestone has been reached in the 550MW Topaz Solar Farms construction with a total of five million, First Solar-made CdTe thin-film modules having been installed.
In total, approximately eight million modules will have been installed when the project is completed in early 2015. The Topaz project is owned by MidAmerican Solar and is being constructed by First Solar
“The installation of the five millionth module is a major accomplishment for everyone involved with the project,” said Paul Caudill, president of MidAmerican Solar. “A project of this magnitude requires extraordinary teamwork – from local communities and government and environmental leaders to contractors and suppliers – to ensure it is successful in safely and reliably delivering renewable energy to California.”
Pacific Gas and Electric Company will purchase electricity from the Topaz project under a 25-year power purchase agreement.