Breaking News

First Solar Begins Operation of 250MW Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project

March 20, 2017

Renewable energy power plant is the first ever utility-scale solar power plant to be built on tribal land.

First Solar, Inc. and the Moapa Band of Paiutes joined Sen. Dean Heller, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada State Energy Office Director Angela Dykema, Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, executives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and other community and energy industry leaders to celebrate the commissioning of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project.
 
The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is a 250 megawatt (MW) AC solar energy project capable of generating enough clean energy to power an estimated 111,000 homes. Located on the Moapa River Indian reservation approximately 30 miles north of Las Vegas, this facility is the first-ever utility-scale solar power plant to be built on tribal land and has a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with LADWP to bring clean, renewable energy to Los Angeles residents.
 
For the Moapa Band of Paiutes, this solar energy project has proven to be an ideal economic development opportunity, providing lease revenues over the lifetime of the project and about 115 construction jobs for tribal members and other Native Americans, while also preserving their land and cultural heritage.
 
The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, constructed and operated by First Solar, features more than 3.2 million advanced First Solar thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. This equates to more than 25 million square feet of solar panels, or enough to cover more than 450 NFL football fields. The energy will serve LADWP under a 25-year PPA.

Related News:

Related Printed Electronics:

  • The Opportunities for Smart Packaging

    The Opportunities for Smart Packaging

    David Savastano, Editor||March 23, 2017
    Flexible and printed electronics are an ideal fit for smart packaging and labels.

  • The Flexible Battery Market

    The Flexible Battery Market

    David Savastano, Editor||March 23, 2017
    As the Internet of Things and wearables continue to emerge, the ability to power millions of sensors is critical.

  • The Conductive Ink Market

    The Conductive Ink Market

    David Savastano, Editor||March 23, 2017
    The flexible and printed electronics market is gaining traction in areas such as smart packaging and wearables.