10 First Solar Utility Deals in the U.S.

When First Solar snagged a 550-megawatt deal with Southern California Edison last year, the thin-film solar giant’s utility contracts amounted to more than its actual production capacity, BNET pointed out. As utilities continue racing to get renewable energy projects onto their books ahead of state mandates for clean power, First Solar has racked up deals large and small, scooping up projects from a couple startups along the way. The company has projects across the pond, too, but here are 10 of the deals that have been inked in the U.S. between First Solar and utilities or electric co-ops, including the one announced this morning with Pacific Gas & Electric.

Utility Size Location
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 55 MW Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Gas & Electric 550 MW Carrizo Plain, northwest of California Valley, CA
Pacific Gas & Electric 300 MW Desert Center, CA
PNM 22 MW Five sites in PNM’s New Mexico service territory
Sempra Generation, PG&E 58 MW El Dorado, NV
Southern California Edison 550 MW Desert Center, CA, and San Bernardino County, CA
Southern California Edison Around 1-2 MW per rooftop The first two rooftops in SCE’s solar rooftop project, in Fontana, CA and Chino, CA
Southern California Edison 7.5-21 MW Blythe, CA
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association 30 MW Colfax County, NM
Tucson Electric Power 500 kW Tucson, AZ

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