First Solar Sells 500 Megawatts of Power to California Utility

  • Southern California Edison to buy output from four projects
  • First Solar plans to complete plants by the end of 2019

First Solar Inc., the biggest U.S. photovoltaic-panel producer, signed contracts to supply 500 megawatts of capacity from four projects to Edison International’s Southern California Edison utility.

First Solar expects to complete the projects by the end of 2019, the Tempe, Arizona-based company said in a statement Tuesday. The projects comprise the 150-megawatt North Rosamond and 100-megawatt Willow Springs plants in Rosamond, California, the 100 megawatt Sunshine Valley plant in Amargosa, Nevada, and the 150-megawatt Sun Streams project in Tonopah, Arizona.

When completed, the power plants will make Southern California Edison First Solar’s largest single buyer of solar power.

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