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First Solar partners with Los Angeles utility for 55-MW solar project


First Solar has entered into a contract with LADWP to install a 55-MW solar power project in Imperial County, California. STOCKXPERT

First Solar, Inc., a manufacturer of solar modules and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, has entered into an agreement with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to build a 55-megawatt (MW) solar power project in Imperial County, California.

First Solar will be in charge of the design, engineering and construction of the solar installation which will use the company’s advanced thin-film solar modules. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2010 and is expected to be completed in 2011.

The Los Angeles City Council and the city mayor still have to approve the project.

First Solar is a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules using an advanced thin-film semiconductor technology. The company has expanded its manufacturing capacity to more than 1,000 MW (1 gigawatt). First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Germany and Malaysia.

LADWP is the US’s largest municipal utility delivering water and electricity supplies to some 3.8 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles.


-   Natassia Y. Laforteza



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