First Solar in NextEra plant deal

First Solar is to build a major PV plant for US power giant NextEra.

The thin-film group will handle EPC work at the 250MW (AC) McCoy Solar Energy Project  near Blythe, California.

Construction is due to begin in late 2014, with completion expected in late 2016. The plant will use First Solar’s CdTE thin-film modules.

A NextEra group company recently bought two projects built by First Solar in Canada.