First Solar starts operation of 250MW Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project
2017-03-20 16:58:46 【Print】
BEIJING (Asian Metal) 20 Mar 17 - First Solar, Inc
The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is a 250 Megawatt (MW) AC solar energy project capable of generating enough clean energy to power an estimated 111,000 homes . Located on the Moapa River Indian reservation approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas, this facility is the first-ever utility-scale solar power plant to be built on tribal land and has a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with LADWP to bring clean, renewable energy to Los Angeles residents.
The Project, constructed and operated by First Solar, features more than 3 . 2 million advanced First Solar thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar panels . The energy will serve LADWP under a 25-year PPA.
By using renewable energy from the sun, this project will avoid approximately 341,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide emissions that would have been produced if the electricity had been generated using fossil fuels.
The Project will significantly help the City of Los Angeles to achieve 33% of all energy from renewable resources by 2020 and 50% by 2025, said Reiko A . Kerr, Senior Assistant General Manager, LADWP Power System.
. announced the commissioning of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project recently.
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