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First Solar sells 40 megawatt Cuyama Solar Project to DESRI

By   /  Thursday, August 17th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on First Solar sells 40 megawatt Cuyama Solar Project to DESRI

San Luis Obispo-based First Solar announced the sale of its 40 megawatt Cuyama Solar Project to D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, or DESRI, for an undisclosed amount. Construction of the project began on July 25 and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. This is the third deal between DESRI and Read More →

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Editorial: Santa Barbara County takes big green step with Cuyama solar approval

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

While Santa Barbara businesses are engaged in a heated debate over Measure P, the proposal that could ban most oil and gas production in the county, the Board of Supervisors has gaveled through one of the largest energy projects in recent years for the county. Shortly before deadline, a 40-megawatt solar array was unanimously passed Read More →

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Editorial: Cuyama solar array reignites region’s energy prospects

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Cuyama solar array reignites region’s energy prospects

Santa Barbara County’s ability to embrace a large-scale energy project of any kind got a major test on July 22, when its planning commission heard testimony about the proposed 40-megawatt Cuyama Solar Project. Developed by First Solar, which previously owned the 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm project in San Luis Obispo County, this project would modestly Read More →

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