First Solar Inc. is selling one of its large California solar farms to
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., ending the solar-panel maker’s search
for a buyer.
The sale places MidAmerican Energy, a unit of Warren Buffett’s
Berkshire Hathaway Inc., in the solar-power business for the first
time. MidAmerican operates fleets of wind farms and conventional
The companies didn’t disclose terms of the deal Wednesday, but said the
Topaz solar-power plant, in San Luis Obispo County, is worth more than
That’s more evidence there is private financing available for solar power.