10 MW Arizona Site Completed
Prescott plant expected to generate 653 million kWh over 30 years
Albuquerque, NM – 12/20/10 – A 10 MW facility located just north of the Prescott Regional Airport became fully operational today as Array Technologies announced the completion of the final site commissioning. The plant, which was constructed by EPC SunEdison for the Arizona Public Service Utility (APS), is expected to provide enough energy to power 2,500 homes annually. The facility will be owned and operated by SunEdison, while the energy generated will be used by APS under a solar power-purchasing agreement.
The site, which uses Array Technologies’ DuraTrack HZ™ tracking system, is one of the most recent solar initiatives by APS, which also completed a 3.6 MW plant near the Prescott Regional Airport in 2006. By choosing the Duratrack HZ™ system, the site will generate up to 25% more energy over fixed-rack applications every day for the 30 year lifetime of the project.
APS also has two additional solar facilities—20 MWs in Chino Valley and 17 MWs in Hyder, AZ.—which will be owned by APS in lieu of a purchasing agreement. In total, ongoing projects will bring the renewable energy profile of APS to 851 MWs when complete.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc., provides unequalled expertise in engineering and manufacturing innovative solar tracking systems for utilities, corporations, and small businesses worldwide. Array’s patented tracker designs have established the standard for cost-effective, robust, reliable, and easy to install tracking solutions. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, Array Technologies’ trackers are manufactured in the USA.
SunEdison is a global provider of solar energy services. The company develops, finances, installs and operates distributed power plants using proven photovoltaic technologies, delivering fully managed, predictably priced solar energy services for its commercial, government and utility customers. In 2009, SunEdison delivered more kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy than any other solar services provider in North America. For more information about SunEdison, please visit www.sunedison.com.
APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric utility, serves more than 1.1 million customers in 11 of the state’s 15 counties. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).