Large-scale solar energy project in California breaks ground

MidAmerican Solar, a unit of MidAmerican Renewables, and First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) broke ground May 3 on the 550 MW Topaz solar photovoltaic (PV) project in California.

Topaz will be owned by MidAmerican and built, operated and maintained by First Solar. Construction began in November 2011 and is expected to be completed by early 2015. The project will use First Solar’s advanced thin-film PV modules.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (NYSE: PCG) signed a 25-year power purchase agreement to buy the output from the plant.

Read more new renewable projects news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...