MidAmerican Energy Acquires Stakes in the Topaz and Agua Caliente Solar PV Projects

Pages: 5 Published: January 01, 2012 Report Code: GDAE0119MA

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In December 2011, MidAmerican Energy acquired stakes in two ambitious solar power projects in the US. On December 7, 2011, MidAmerican Energy announced purchase of 100% stake of First Solar's 550 MW Topaz Solar power plant in San Luis Obispo County, California. On December 16, 2011, MidAmerican Energy announced a deal to purchase a 49% stake in the 290-MW Agua Caliente solar project in Yuma County, Arizona from NRG Energy (NRG). First Solar had acquired the Agua Caliente solar project from NextLight in June 2010.


Scope Includes analysis of the deal rational, impact of the deal and an analysis on the companies involved in the deal

Reasons to Buy

The deal analysis provides a brief analysis of the drivers behind the deal to acquire large scale solar project and key operational and financial details of the PV projects

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents

1.1 List of Tables

2 Summary

3 MidAmerican Energy Acquires Stakes in the Topaz and Agua Caliente Solar PV Projects

3.1 Deal Overview

3.2 Deal in Brief

3.3 Comparable Deals

3.4 Key Drivers of the Deal

3.4.1 Long Term Power Purchase Agreement

3.4.2 Renewable Portfolio Mandate

3.4.3 Decline in PV Module Prices

3.4.4 Secured Project Funding

3.4.5 Features of Topaz and Agua Caliente Solar PV Projects

3.4.6 About the Companies

4 Appendix

4.1 Abbreviations

4.2 Methodology

4.2.1 Coverage

4.2.2 Secondary Research

4.2.3 Primary Research

4.2.4 Modeling and Forecasting

4.3 Contact Us

4.4 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Comparable Deals

Table 2: First Solar, Average Selling Price ($/watt)

Table 3: Solar Projects Detail

Table 4: Abbreviations

List of Figures



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