First Solar Completes 2-MW Project for SCE and is Awarded Second Contract

First Solar, Inc. announced the completion of a 2 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic power plant installed on the rooftop of a commercial building in Fontana, California for Southern California Edison (SCE).

This is the first project installed as part of SCE’s plan to install 250 MW of solar generating capacity on large commercial rooftops throughout Southern California over the next five years. First Solar engineered the rooftop system, manufactured the solar modules and supplied the balance-of-system equipment for the project.

Under a formal bid process, SCE announced the selection of First Solar for the second project under the 250-MW rooftop initiative. The second project will be a 1-MW project installed on a commercial building in Chino, California.

“SCE is leading the energy sector with its innovative strategy to use commercial rooftops in highly populated areas for new solar generation installations, selecting sites where customer peak demand is highest,” said John Carrington, executive vice president of global marketing and business development for SCE.

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