First Solar to build 130MW power project in California

2 October 2011 (Last Updated October 2nd, 2011 18:30)

Tenaska Solar Ventures (TSV) has selected First Solar as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor to build its 130MW solar project in California, US.

Tenaska Solar Ventures (TSV) has selected First Solar as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor to build its 130MW solar project in California, US.

The company will provide thin film photovoltaic modules for the Imperial Solar Energy Center South project, which will be located on a 950 acre site.

Under a 25-year agreement, San Diego Gas & Electric will purchase the electricity generated by the project.

The proposed ground-mounted PV solar power generating system will generate electricity to meet the power needs of 44,000 homes in California.

Construction on the facility is expected to begin in late 2011, with commercial operation scheduled in 2014.

TSV will manage the project on behalf of CSOLAR IV South, which will develop, own and operate the project.