08 Dec '11, 5am

Buffett’s Mid-American Buys First Solar’s 550 MW Topaz Solar Power Project

Buffett’s Mid-American Buys First Solar’s 550 MW Topaz Solar Power Project

In addition to Topaz, First Solar’s in the early stages of building the 550 MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in Riverside County’s Chuckawalla Valley. Desert Sunlight was sold to NextEra Energy Resources LLC and GE Energy Financial Services at the end of September. The solar power farm will generate enough clean, renewable electricity to supply some 160,000 California homes and displace some 300,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. As many as 630 people are to be employed in building Desert Sunlight, and the project will generate nearly $200 million in wages over its minimum 25-year operating life.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/12/08/buffetts-mid-american...

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