September 29, 2023
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First Solar begins construction on Cuyama solar power facility


San Luis Obispo-based First Solar began construction of a 40 megawatt solar facility in Cuyama on July 25.

Construction is expected to provide 200 jobs and the facility will generate enough electricity to power 16,000 homes on average when it is fully operational — displacing 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year.

Peninsula Clean Energy in San Mateo County will purchase power from the facility throughout 2018, until January of 2019, when deliveries will begin on a 25-year power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric.

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