16 September '10
12:02 PM UTC
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Solar Millennium Wins Approval for 1,000 MW Plant in California

to build a 1,000-megawatt solar thermal plant, which the company claims will be the world’s largest. The stock of Erlangen, Germany-based parent company Solar Millennium AG stock shot up more than 21 percent on the Frankfurt exchange on news of the California Energy Commission’s decision on Wednesday.

The Blythe, Calif., facility – which is actually four 250 MW plants – still requires approval from the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) but the decision is expected in a few weeks construction is slated to begin before year’s end. Read More »

23 November '09
12:12 PM UTC
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First Solar Sells 21 MW Solar Energy Project to NRG Energy

First Solar has sold its 21-megawatt solar energy project now under construction in Blythe, Calif., 200 miles (321 kilometers) east of Los Angeles to NRG Energy.

Construction on Blythe, California’s largest utility-scale PV power plant, began in September and is expected to end at year-end. Once operational, the plant will sell its electricity output to Southern California Edison under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The two companies the acquisition price. Read More »