US First Solar acquires 50 MW Macho Springs project

01 February 2013 03:03  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGPAORE (ICIS)--First Solar has acquired the 50 megawatt (MW) Macho Springs project developed by Element Solar Power in Luna County, New Mexico, the US photovoltaic (PV) maker said in a statement on Friday.

The PV solar project is expected to be completed in 2014 and will be the state’s largest solar power project, First Solar said.

The Macho Springs project was the result of a Request for Proposal (RFP) by El Paso Electric to include additional electric peaking resources in its current energy mix.

The Macho Springs facility will be constructed by First Solar using its advanced thin-film PV modules, the company added.

Prior to this, First Solar had completed New Mexico's 30 MW Cimarron Solar facility in 2011, which is owned by Southern Company and Turner Renewable Energy.

First Solar also completed 22 MW of solar projects in the state for PNM Resources, Inc. in 2011 and has been selected to build another 21.5 MW for PNM for expected completion in late 2013.


By: Surinder Malhi
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