Buffett solar company buys half a gigawatt of solar PV farms.

Recharge: SunPower sells two mega PV projects totalling 579MW in California’s Antelope Valley to MidAmerican Solar, part of US billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate.” “Construction will commence in early 2013 and finish in 2015 – sooner than prior estimates suggested. MidAmerican Renewables is among the largest investors in US wind, with nearly 4GW of capacity on its books. In recent years it has stepped up its investments into utility-scale PV, including the 550MW Topaz project and the 290MW Agua Caliente, both developed by First Solar.”
League table of PV system integrators in 2012: Enerparc 607 MW, Juwi 296 MW (€1.1bn revenue incl wind in 2012, up 10%), First Solar 226.
JL thought: I read this and an image of a sage smelling coffee comes to mind.