First Solar Clears Last Hurdle on AVSR1 Project $FSLR

first solar clears hurdle First Solar Clears Last Hurdle on AVSR1 Project $FSLR

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) just announced that the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 230-megawatt AV Solar Ranch One photovoltaic solar project in Los Angeles County has become final and non-appealable.

Alan Bernheimer of First Solar told Greentech Media that the "Conditional Use Permit (from LA County) and final EIR (CEQA) were the major project permitting hurdles, which we now have behind us. Construction is expected to start in Q3 2011."

The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013 with up to 400 workers employed during construction.

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