27 Oct '14, 6am

First Solar sells 150 MW solar PV project to Southern Company subsidiary

Southern Company (Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.) subsidiary Southern Power on October 23rd , 2014 announced the acquisition of the 150 megawatt (MW) Solar Gen 2 solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in California from First Solar Inc. (Tempe, AZ, U.S.). As the largest solar PV facility in the Southern Power portfolio, Solar Gen 2 is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. "Our strategic renewable development has earned Southern Company a reputation as a national leader in solar," said Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning. "Expanding our partnership with First Solar - a global renewable leader - will help us continue to develop a more diverse energy mix for America." Solar Gen 2 to be completed in Q4, 2014 The Solar Gen 2 facility is being built and will be operated and maintained by First Solar. Construction...

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