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Solar energy project will power Vandenberg AFB

By   /  Friday, August 18th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Solar energy project will power Vandenberg AFB

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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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First Solar begins construction on Cuyama solar power facility

By   /  Thursday, July 27th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on 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 Read More →

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Berkshire Hathaway buys Topaz project

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2011  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Berkshire Hathaway buys Topaz project

The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis Obispo County landed an endorsement from Warren Buffett on Dec. 7 when a unit of Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar.

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Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

By   /  Wednesday, December 7th, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis  Obispo County got a new owner on Dec. 7 when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar. The price was not disclosed, but the project is expected to cost about $2 billion. After a lengthy permitting process, First Solar Read More →

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