20 Mar '17, 8am

First Solar begins operation of 250 MW Moapa Southern Paiute solar PV project north of Las Vegas

On March 17th , 2017, First Solar, Inc. (Tempe, AZ, US) and the Moapa Band of Paiutes joined Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada State Energy Office Director Angela Dykema, Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, executives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and other community and energy industry leaders to celebrate the commissioning of the Moapa Southern Paiute solar PV project. The 250 MWac Moapa Southern Paiute solar photovoltaic (PV) project is capable of generating enough clean energy to power an estimated 111,000 homes. Located on the Moapa River Indian reservation approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas, this facility is the first-ever utility-scale solar PV plant on tribal land and has a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with LADWP to bring clean, renewable energy to Los Angeles residents. “I’m proud to se...

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