Solar Project: Agua Caliente Solar Project: Yuma Arizona

Located on 2,400 acres of farmland in Yuma County, Arizona near the communities of Dateland and Hyder, the Agua Caliente Solar Project is a 290 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) generating facility developed by NextLight Renewable Power, LLC.On April 28, 2010, NextLight and First Solar announced a definitive agreement for First Solar to acquire NextLight. The acquisition was completed on July 12, 2010. First Solar is a leading manufacturer of PV solar panels and provider of solar solutions. The acquisition brings a number of benefits to the project, including First Solar’s advanced thin film technology and its engineering, procurement, and construction expertise.When fully operational, the 290MW Agua Caliente Solar Project will generate enough clean solar energy to serve the needs of about 100,000 average homes per year, displacing approximately 220,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year—the equivalent of taking about 40,000 cars off the road. Construction on the Agua Caliente Solar Project is planned to begin in late 2010. Pacific Gas & Electric Company has contracted to purchase the project’s output for 25 years.     Learn more

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