First Solar and NextEra Energy Commission 250-MW Center in Nevada

Solar Panel Row

By Editors of Power Engineering

NextEra Energy Resources and First Solar Inc. have officially commissioned Silver State South, a 250-MW solar energy center near Primm, Nevada.

Silver State, situated on 2,000 acres of federal land, features more than 3.4 million photovoltaic solar panels mounted on single-axis trackers that follow the sun throughout the day.

Power from Silver State will be purchased by Southern California Edison under a 20-year power agreement. NextEra will own and operate the center. First Solar provided the solar panels.

"First Solar's PV technology is setting the standard for generating affordable, clean energy," said First Solar COO Tymen deJong. "By continuously driving down the cost of solar electricity and providing a solution that addresses energy security and water scarcity, we are delivering on our commitment to build a more sustainable energy future."

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