Solar Thin Films Inc. to Build Three Solar Fields in West Virginia

Solar Thin Films Inc., an environmentally conscious company working to bring new products to market with a strong focus on Fiber Reinforced Plastics technology (FRP), as well as waste to energy and solar energy, announced today an agreement in principle to design, supply and construct three PV solar fields.

solarthinfilmsThe agreement with property owner Tri-State Wind Energy LLC provides for three solar fields initially capable of producing 35 MW of electricity annually, consisting of one 15-MW field in Fayette County, W.Va., one 10-MW field in Sand Black Church, W.Va., and one 10-MW field in Nicholas County, W.Va.

Ground clearing on the first solar field is expected to occur in September. Upon finalization of the contract, the company is expected to receive payments totaling $140 million over the life of the three projects. The first project, worth approximately $40 million for a 10-MW solar field, is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Ground clearing for the 15-MW field is expected to begin before the end of 2013 as well. All three projects should be completed by the third quarter of 2014. For each project, the Company will receive an initial deposit as well as progress payments.

James Solano, Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, “This is an important development for the Company. These design, supply and install projects will generate significant start-up revenue for the Company, at healthy expected profit margins. We have every reason to believe that we will consummate these contracts very shortly and will report further developments as they occur.”

— Solar Builder magazine


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