The planned 500-megawatt Amargosa Farm Road solar project in Nye County, Nevada has been converted to photovoltaic (PV) technology. The change comes as a result of the firm solarhybrid’s acquisition of Solar Millennium’s 2.25-gigawatt project portfolio in the American Southwest.

Originally designed as a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, the Amargosa Farm Road plant is expected online by 2014. Though the Nevada Public Utilities Commission had previously approved a power purchase agreement (PPA) with NV Energy, it is assumed that the PPA will need to be renegotiated considering the change in technology.

Other projects affected by takeover include the 1-gigawatt Blythe project, the 500-megawatt Palen project, and the 242-megawatt Ridgecrest project.

Get more information on all 500+ utility-scale solar projects in the United States by subscribing to GTM Research's Utility PV Market Tracker.

Tags: concentrated solar power, nevada, nv energy, power purchase agreement, power purchase agreements, ppa, ppas, pv, solar, solar millennium, solar panels, utilities