11 Jul '11, 2pm

Was the First Solar Fire at Solar Ranch One a Blessing in Disguise?: The July 2 fire at the site of First Sola...

Was the First Solar Fire at Solar Ranch One a Blessing in Disguise?: The July 2 fire at the site of First Sola...

The July 2 fire at the site of First Solar’s 230-megawatt Solar Ranch One, where construction is imminent on the world’s biggest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant, drew furor from the project’s Antelope Valley neighbors. But the fire may have been a blessing in disguise. The burning enmity between First Solar (FSLR: NASDAQ), the project owner-developer, and Fairmont, the immediately adjacent community, was fanned to flames by the 71-acre blaze that required four helicopters, twelve fire vehicles, and dozens of County firefighters to control. First Solar reacted aggressively to charges by Fairmont Town Council officers that the fire represented “negligence” and “reckless disregard,” calling a spin control meeting in nearby Lancaster. Barely had First Solar construction director Tony Perrino begun his power point presentation with diplomatic non-apologies like “we recogniz...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/was-the-first...

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