A slighlty different methodology being adopted by FSLR in defining and implementing these types of projects. The pace may be picking up.
"...... With the capacity to power approximately 2,000 homes, the uniqueness of Barilla Solar lies in the fact that its developers are moving ahead without signing a power purchase agreement (“PPA”). The PPA generally guarantees a buyer for the energy generated from a power plant. First Solar is not too preoccupied with these considerations. Its confidence stems from the fact that the company has strong ties with the U.S. utilities and wins contracts at a fairly steady pace. For the moment, the output from Phase I will be put directly to the grid....."