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When First Solar snapped up shuttered OptiSolar’s pipeline of solar projects with western U.S. utilities, it bought itself over a gigawatt worth of solar deals as well as strategic land rights for about 136,000 acres. Not bad for the thin film solar darling, which already had […]

When First Solar snapped up shuttered OptiSolar’s pipeline of solar projects with western U.S. utilities, it bought itself over a gigawatt worth of solar deals as well as strategic land rights for about 136,000 acres. Not bad for the thin film solar darling, which already had deals in Germany in the pipeline. Here’s some of First Solar’s public U.S. utility deals, including the one announced this morning with Southern California Edison.

Utility Size Location
PG&E 550 MW Carrizo Plain, northwest of California Valley, CA
Sempra Generation, PG&E 58 MW El Dorado, NV
SCE 550 MW Desert Center, CA, and San Bernardino County, CA.
SCE Around 1 to 2 MW per rooftop The first two rooftops in SCE’s solar rooftop project, in Fontana, CA and Chino, CA
SCE 7.5-21 MW Blythe, CA
Tucson Electric Power 500 kW Tucson, AZ
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 55 MW Los Angeles, CA
  1. [...] First Solar Ramps Up US Utility Deals Here’s some of First Solar’s public U.S. utility deals, including the one announced this morning with Southern California Edison. [...]

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  2. [...] of this size is the latest signal that First Solar is the go-to player for utility-scale PV. See this chart of deals in the U.S. that First Solar has signed, in addition to its European wins. While the China project is only in [...]

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  3. [...] to utility deals, snagging the world’s largest solar PV plant with the Chinese government and massive deals with PG&E and Southern California Edison. Nanosolar hasn’t seemed to focus at all on the U.S. [...]

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  4. [...] to utility deals, snagging the world’s largest solar PV plant with the Chinese government and massive deals with PG&E and Southern California Edison. Nanosolar hasn’t seemed to focus at all on the U.S. [...]

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  5. [...] megawatts of PV solar projects under contracts with utilities in California and the Southwest (see this listing of projects we complied in August).  A big chunk of the projects come from First Solar’s $400 million deal [...]

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  6. [...] seeing rising competition and weaker margins). Today’s deal comes as the latest in a string of utility agreements for the company. In all, First Solar says it now has power purchasing agreements for 1,700 megawatts of [...]

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