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Ann Thelen, Director, Communications and Media Relations, at 515-281-2785
DES MOINES, Iowa – (Jan. 4, 2013) – MidAmerican Renewables has launched a virtual tour of a solar farm to provide detailed information about how solar farms work and the benefits they provide to local communities.
Viewers will learn about the history of solar-powered energy generation, how sites for solar farms are selected, how photovoltaic technology is used in solar panels, and how solar farms generate electricity and deliver it to homes and businesses.
The solar farm virtual tour is available on MidAmerican Renewables’ website and YouTube page, which can be accessed via www.midamericanrenewablesllc.com. Virtual tours of the geothermal, wind and hydro generation processes also are available.
MidAmerican Renewables, through its subsidiary MidAmerican Solar, owns the 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farms in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., and has a 49 percent ownership interest in the 290-megawatt Agua Caliente project in Yuma County, Ariz. On Jan. 2, MidAmerican Solar announced its acquisition of the 579-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects, two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles counties in California. MidAmerican Renewables now has a total portfolio of more than 1,830 megawatts of owned renewable generation assets, including wind, geothermal, solar and hydro.
MidAmerican Renewables is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a global energy provider. MidAmerican Renewables owns and operates wind, geothermal, solar and hydro projects in the unregulated renewables market. MidAmerican Renewables is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and has offices in Phoenix, Ariz., and Calipatria, Calif.