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EDF Renewable Energy taps First Solar for pair of California projects

Combined commerical installations entail 42.76 MW of solar power.

First Solar and EDF Renewable Energy have signed EPC agreements for the 19.76 MW AC CID Solar Project, located in Kings County, and the 23 MW AC Cottonwood Solar Project, consisting of two sites: one located in Kings County and the other in Kern County.

Both CID Solar and Cottonwood projects will be built with First Solar's Series 3 Black Plus PV thin-film solar modules, and will provide enhanced grid reliability and stability using the company's advanced PV plant controls. Construction on the projects is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2014, with CID Solar anticipated completion in October 2014 and Cottonwood anticipated completion in the first quarter of 2015.

The CID Solar Project has a power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, while the Cottonwood project has a PPA with Marin Clean Energy.

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