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Farella Braun + Martel Represents First Solar in the Development and Sale of 40 MW Cuyama Solar Project

August 17, 2017 Announcement

Farella Braun + Martel LLP served as real estate counsel to First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) with respect to the development and sale of First Solar’s 40 megawatt AC Cuyama solar project, located on approximately 320 acres of private land in Santa Barbara County, California. Farella’s work included land and gen-tie acquisition and real estate counsel and assistance with respect to the sale of the project to D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI).

Read the First Solar announcement: D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments Acquires Cuyama Solar Project from First Solar

The Farella team was led by real estate and renewable energy partner Richard J. Rabbitt and included real estate associates Brent Saldaña and Caroline Newton.

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