First Solar has secured a contract from EDF Renewable Energy for providing turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for two solar projects totaling 42.76MW in California, US.

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As per the deal, First Solar will provide EPC services for the 19.76MW AC CID solar project located in Kings County, and the 23MW AC Cottonwood Solar Project that consist of two sites, one located in Kings County and the other in Kern County.

For the CID solar project, a power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed with Pacific Gas and Electric, while the Cottonwood project has a PPA with Marin Clean Energy.

First Solar US Business Development senior manager Christopher Houghton said, "We are proud to be selected by EDF Renewable Energy as a builder of choice.

"With these projects, First Solar continues to bring value to customers counting on our proven experience and reliability in providing cost-effective energy solutions." Houghton added.

Both CID Solar and Cottonwood projects, construction of which would begin in the second quarter of 2014, will be equipped with First Solar’s Series 3 Black Plus PV thin-film solar modules.

Once completed, the projects would provide enhanced grid reliability and stability using First Solar’s PV plant controls.

CID Solar project is expected to be completed in October 2014 and Cottonwood project in the first quarter of 2015.

Image: EDF Renewable Energy selects First Solar for two projects in California, US. Photo: courtesy of dan/