EDF Renewable Energy acquires two projects in US from First Solar


EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has acquired the 179 megawatt AC (MWac) Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 Solar Projects in the US, from First Solar.

As part of three power purchase agreements, the projects will sell their combined output and environmental attributes to subsidiaries of NV Energy.

Commercial operation dates for Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 Solar Projects are scheduled for this month and late September this year, respectively.

They are currently under construction in Clark County, Nevada on land managed by the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone (SEZ) and comprise First Solar modules on horizontal single-axis trackers.

EDF Renewable Energy executive vice-president Ryan Pfaff said: "The acquisition of Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 marks EDF RE's entry into Nevada, a state with world-class solar resources where we plan to build additional projects in the coming years.

"We are pleased to be working with First Solar, one of our key solar partners, to deliver affordable, reliable solar energy to NV Energy and its customers."

Independent power producer EDF has nine gigawatts of wind, solar, biomass, and biogas projects developed throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.

First Solar provides comprehensive photovoltaic solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology.


Image: Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 Solar Projects in Nevada. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.