06 Dec '11, 2pm

Can First Solar March On?: On California Governor Brown’s marching orders, First Solar is pushing ahead on one...

Can First Solar March On?: On California Governor Brown’s marching orders, First Solar is pushing ahead on one...

On California Governor Brown’s marching orders, First Solar is pushing ahead on one of the world’s biggest solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. “Some kinds of opposition you have to crush,” the Governor recently told a conference of renewables developers, adding, “You have to push [... or] we’re not going to get to the goal” of providing the state with a third of its power from renewable energy by 2020. Despite management and economic challenges reported by GTM's Eric Wesoff, First Solar is moving aggressively on the Antelope Valley Solar Ranch One (AVSR1) , a 230-megawatt PV solar power plant. “We are well into construction ,” First Solar Vice President Jim Woodruff said, “and making good progress.” The company may also be making progress on what have been contentious relations with leaders of the Western Antelope Valley (AV) communities around the sprawling 2,000-acre AVSR1...

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