31 Jul '13, 6pm

First Solar to deliver 155 MW of #solar projects for AGL Energy

First Solar says AGL Energy Ltd. (AGL) has secured financing for two utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects in Australia for which First Solar has contracted to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. In addition to EPC services, First Solar will supply the projects with its thin-film PV. The company will also provide five years of maintenance support once the solar farms are operational. AGL has engaged First Solar to construct a 102 MW solar plant at Nyngan and a 53 MW solar project at Broken Hill, both located in New South Wales (NSW). The projects are supported by $166.7 million of Commonwealth Government funding through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) as well as an additional $64.9 million in funding from the NSW government. The total project cost is approximately $450 million. "The Nyngan and Broken Hill solar projects will...

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