ANTELOPE VALLEY – First Solar is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism that occurred approximately two miles north of the AV Solar Ranch One project site.
On the morning of July 13, extensive damage to the project’s generation interconnection line and temporary water line at Avenue A and 170th Street West was discovered.
“Somebody severed one of the big cables, and because of that, they’ll have to replace over 400 feet of this cable,” said Lancaster Station spokesman Michael Rust.
The estimated cost for the damages is approximately $100,000, according to First Solar program manager Alex Martin.
A police report was filed and an investigation is undergoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Station at 661-948-8466.