First Solar to Sell Power to Southern California Cities

First Solar Inc., the largest builder of U.S. solar farms, agreed to sell electricity from a 40-megawatt plant in Southern California to four area cities.

Pasadena, Riverside, Colton and Azusa, California, signed 20-year contracts for power from the Kingbird project in Kern County, First Solar said in a statement today.

First Solar, based in Tempe, Arizona, may begin construction in 2014 and the project is expected to be complete the following year. Terms weren’t disclosed.

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