First Solar to build 42.7 MW for EDF Renewable Energy

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EDF Renewable Energy in California selected First Solar Inc. as the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contractor for two solar power projects under development.

First Solar and EDF Renewable Energy have signed EPC agreements for the 19.76 MW AC CID Solar Project, located in Kings County; and the 23 MW AC Cottonwood Solar Project, consisting of two sites, one located in Kings County and the other in Kern County.

The CID Solar Project has a power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E). The Cottonwood project has a PPA with Marin Clean Energy.

Both CID Solar and Cottonwood projects will be built with First Solar’s Series 3 Black Plus PV thin-film solar modules, and will provide enhanced grid reliability and stability using the company’s advanced PV plant controls. Construction on the projects is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014, with CID Solar anticipated completion in October 2014 and Cottonwood anticipated completion in the first quarter of 2015.

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