Leeward shuts 10GW First Solar pipeline procurement

Apr 1, 2021 05:44 PM ET
  • 50-strong growth team has come on board as part of deal
Leeward shuts 10GW First Solar pipeline procurement
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US designer Leeward Renewable Energy has actually finished the purchase of a 10GW solar pipe from First Solar after the offer was announced in January.

At the close of the acquisition, 50 First Solar development staff member signed up with Leeward, broadening Leeward's overall employees base to virtually 200, considering predicted brand-new hires by the end of 2021.

The project advancement platform consists of 773MW (AC) of projects that are anticipated to start building and construction in the next 2 years, along with the 30MW (AC) Barilla solar project, which is operational.

The procurement "considerably expands" Leeward's solar growth portfolio, which currently reaches 14GW, as well as its geographical footprint across the south-east and south-west US.

Leeward Chief Executive Officer Jason Allen stated: "The acquisition of this development platform from First Solar offers Leeward a sophisticated solar pipeline that increases our development as we continue to fulfill the requirements of our customers.

" We are pleased to welcome the First Solar development team to the Leeward household as we start this next chapter with a common dedication to build sustainable options for clean, renewable energy."

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