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November 24, 2021

Agua Caliente Solar Park, US

By Carmen

Agua Caliente Solar Park is a 365.4MW solar PV power project. It is located in Arizona, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in January 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 365.4 365.4 Active Arizona, the US First Solar

Description

The project was developed by First Solar. Clearway Energy and MidAmerican Energy are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51% and 49% respectively.

Agua Caliente Solar Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 2,400 acres.

The project generates 626,219MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 230,000 households. The project cost is $1,800m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in January 2012.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Pacific Gas and Electric under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years from 2012. The contracted capacity is 290MW.

Contractors Involved

First Solar was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

First Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 5,200,000 modules at the site.

First Solar is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

About First Solar

First Solar Inc (First Solar) is a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules. The company produces solar systems using cadmium telluride technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operations and maintenance services to system owners; and energy storage solutions and algorithms to design and simulate the optimal dispatch of a system. The company serves utilities, commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and other system owners in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. It has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, Germany and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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