18 Jul '12, 2pm

$100,000 Vandalism at the First Solar/Exelon Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One: An unidentified vandal attacked

$100,000 Vandalism at the First Solar/Exelon Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One: An unidentified vandal attacked

An unidentified vandal attacked the still-embattled , under-construction 230-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1) photovoltaic solar power plant during the night of July 9-10. Damage was estimated at $100,000, according to First Solar’s AVSR1 Project Manager Tony Perrino. First Solar has informed GTM it will be posting a $25,000 reward, payable to the first person to provide material information that leads directly to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the vandalism. A transmission line and a water pipe, both approximately 2.5 miles from the solar project site, were cut by a Sawzall. A report was filed with the local Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The vandalism was publicly announced July 17 at the monthly meeting between First Solar and the local communities facilitated by LA County Deputy Supervisor Norm Hickling. It's a new ...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/100000-vandal...

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