Buffett gets boost in $2 billion solar buy

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which agreed to buy a $2 billion solar farm in California in a deal announced yesterday, may have picked the right time to invest in the industry.

The 550-megawatt Topaz project will qualify for a federal incentive because it began construction last month, and will sell power under a long-term contract that was completed before prices for solar panels fell 44 percent in the last year.

Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy set the deal with First Solar of Tempe, Ariz.

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