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First Solar awarded contract to build 150 MW solar facility in California

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Independent energy company Tenaska Solar Ventures has awarded First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) a contract to build and design the 150-MW Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West project near El Centro, California.

First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. In addition, First Solar will also supply its advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules and single-axis tilt technology.

Construction is expected to start later in 2014, and enter commercial operation in 2016.

San Diego Gas & Electric Company holds a 25-year power purchase agreement for power produced at the facility.

Tenaska will develop, own and manage the site.

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