290 MW Agua Caliente Solar Facility Opens

April 30, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Agua CalienteNRG Solar and MidAmerican Solar completed their Agua Caliente solar photovoltaic facility, a 290 MW PV project located on 2,400 acres between Yuma and Phoenix, Ariz.

The electricity generated by the station is being sold to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) under a 25-year power purchase agreement. The project received a $967 million loan guarantee from the US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office.

First Solar designed and constructed the project using its advanced thin-film photovoltaic modules and will operate and maintain the facility for NRG and MidAmerican Solar.

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