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November 22, 2021

Topaz Solar Farm, US

By Carmen

Topaz Solar Farm is a 550MW solar PV power project. It is located in California, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 550 550 Active California, the US First Solar

Description

The project was developed by First Solar and is currently owned by BHE Renewables.

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 cost is $2,440m.

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 EPC services for the solar PV power project.

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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