30 Sep '13, 7pm

First Solar Takes Over Moapa Solar Project

First Solar Takes Over Moapa Solar Project

The 250-MW Moapa project being developed by K Road in Clark County, Nevada, about 30 miles north of Las Vegas, was given a green light last summer, making it the first major U.S. solar project approved on tribal land . Construction has been pushed back roughly a year from the original timeline, with First Solar now saying it could start by the end of this year and be finished by the end of 2015. Swinerton is the EPC contractor. The project has a 25-year PPA with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), at an average price of $0.094 per kWh (tied together with a PPA with Sempra's Copper Mountain 3). The Moapa Band of Paiutes has very big plans for renewable energy. Weeks ago they announced plans to develop up to 1.5 GW of renewable energy across their 70,000 acres of tribal lands. They are particularly keen on renewables since a nearby 550-MW coal-fired plant ...

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