Oct. 16, 2013 - First Solar announced today it has entered into an agreement to construct a 250 megawatt (MW) AC solar power plant in Riverside County, California, for a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.
The McCoy Solar Energy Project will be located on approximately 2,300 acres of mostly public land provided by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approximately 13 miles northwest of Blythe, California. Under the agreement, First Solar will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction services, using First Solar's cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic thin-film modules.
"First Solar is pleased to have this opportunity to work again with NextEra," said Roger Bredder, First Solar's Director of Business Development for the U.S. "And we are proud to continue providing jobs in Riverside County."
Construction is expected to begin in late 2014, with completion in late 2016. The project will provide up to 400 construction jobs at peak operation.