NextEra Energy buys Ontario solar projects from First Solar

Juno Beach, Fla., March 12, 2012 — NextEra Energy Resources purchased two solar photovoltaic projects totaling 40 MW in Ontario, Canada from First Solar.

The projects, located in St. Clair, were designed, developed and constructed by First Solar, using its advanced thin film PV modules, and began commercial operation in February, 2012.

The two projects are owned and operated by subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources' Canadian unit, NextEra Energy Canada, ULC, and provide enough power to serve about 6,440 homes.

Each year the solar generation is expected to help avoid nearly 45,000 tons of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent of removing nearly 8,600 cars from the road every year for the life of the projects. The power is being sold to the Ontario Power Authority via long-term contracts under its Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program.

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