Topaz Solar Farm is a 550MW solar PV power project. It is located in California, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2014. Buy the profile here.

Description

The project was developed by First Solar and is currently owned by BHE Renewables with a stake of 100%.

Topaz Solar Farm is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 3,500 acres.

The project generates 1,066,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 160,000 households, offsetting 377,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The project consists of 9,000,000 modules.

Development status

The project got commissioned in October 2014.

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 2013. The contracted capacity is 550MW.

Contractors involved

First Solar was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the solar PV power project.

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

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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 (CdTe) technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operational and maintenance services to system owners. Its proprietary, vertically integrated process converts glass sheets into solar panels. 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. The company has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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