Farella Braun + Martel Represents First Solar In Significant Solar Farm Acquisition

Profession:Farella Braun & Martel
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2009: Farella Braun + Martel represented Topaz Solar Farms LLC, a subsidiary of First Solar, Inc., in its acquisition of the Carrizo Solar Energy Farm, a planned solar project by Ausra, Inc. in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. The deal enhances First Solar's Topaz Solar Farm project development assets, including land options, on the Carrizo Plain. This acquisition will help First Solar secure regulatory approval for its nearby 550-megawatt, 4,200-acre solar farm called the Topaz Solar Farm project.

"The acquisition of the project assets of the Carrizo Solar Energy Farm, including the land options, will help First Solar secure the County's approval for the Topaz Solar Farm," said David Stoll, a partner at Farella Braun + Martel. "The acquisition provides First Solar with more prime land to work with for its Topaz Solar Farm and reduces the overall development impact on the County."

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