Helping meet Arizona's demand for renewable energy
Spanning over an area of more than 326 acres, the Sonoran Power Station can generate up to 45 MWh of electricity, enough solar power to fulfill the energy needs of more than 6,500 of households / customers.
By reducing the amount of harmful carbon dioxides produced each year through other means of power generation. The addition of clean energy production from Sonoran Power Station will help Arizona push towards the renewal energy initiative by 2025. Not only that, the construction of Sonoran Power Station will also stimulate the community of Buckeye and its Est. 62,000+ inhabitants.
INSIDE THE PROJECT
|NAMEPLATE CAPACITY||40-45 MW.|
|PROJECT AREA||326.51 acres.|
|LOCATION||NWC Hwy SR 85 & Woods Rd.|
|VISIBILITY||Visible from State HWY 85.|
|DIRECT NORMAL SOLAR RADIATION||6.7 KWh/m²/day.|
|TRANSMISSION||APS Gillespie Substation 69kV.|
|DISTANCE FROM SUBSTATION||0.27 mile.|
ARIZONA’S AVERAGE OF 321 DAYS OF SUN EACH YEAR PROVIDES ENOUGH SOLAR ENERGY TO POWER THE ENTIRE U.S., NEARLY 2.5 TW OF POTENTIAL CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER. The Arizona Corporation Commission is actively developing plans to build a robust transmission system to import and export renewable energy in Arizona.
Arizona is well-positioned to generate solar power for export to high-cost markets like California, meeting peak demand and Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements.