Solar
MidAmerican Solar, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, is headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. MidAmerican Solar has three solar projects under construction. Topaz Solar Farms is a 550-megawatt photovoltaic power plant being constructed in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. The project will be complete in 2015. The 579-megawatt Solar Star development, two co-located photovoltaic projects in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California, also is expected to be complete in 2015. In addition to Topaz Solar Farms and the Solar Star development, the company owns a 49 percent interest in the Agua Caliente solar project in partnership with NRG Energy. The 290-megawatt photovoltaic power plant is being constructed in Yuma County, Ariz., and will be complete by early 2014. In total, MidAmerican Solar’s projects represent 1,271 megawatts of owned solar generation.

MidAmerican Solar’s projects foster economic development while demonstrating the company’s commitment to environmental respect. The company is emerging as an industry leader in solar energy generation ownership and continues to develop its portfolio with noncarbon resources that bring economic, environmental and financial benefits to stakeholders.

MidAmerican Solar’s projects help create local jobs and bring capital investment, property tax revenues, and other economic benefits to local communities, including job opportunities in other sectors, such as transportation and manufacturing. The company is dedicated to the communities where its projects are located and works to meet community needs by supporting local events and initiatives, hiring local workers, offering educational benefits for local schools and universities, and providing information about the projects and the benefits of solar energy.