The McCoy Solar Energy Project will be located on around 2,300 acres of mostly public land provided by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approximately 13 miles northwest of Blythe, California. Under the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services, using its cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic thin-film modules.
The project is located near the 550MWAC Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, jointly owned by a subsidiary of NextEra, GE Energy Financial Services, and Sumitomo Corporation of America, currently under construction by First Solar. An affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources also previously purchased two projects built by First Solar in Canada.
"First Solar is pleased to have this opportunity to work again with NextEra," said Roger Bredder, First Solar's director of business development for the US.