Solar module maker First Solar on Monday opened the largest photovoltaic solar power station in California, which the company plans to replicate in order to expand its utility business.
The plant in Blythe, Calif., which First Solar sold to energy developer NRG last month, will have the capacity to generate 21 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power about 17,000 homes. It will supply electricity to Southern California Edison under a 20-year purchase power agreement.
It's one of a number of projects that First Solar is pursuing as it seeks to expand in the utility-scale solar business. A … Read more