Arizona's Mesquite Solar complex goes online11. January 2013 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers | By: Max Hall
The 150 MW first phase of Sempra Generation's Mesquite Solar 1 project in Arizona has gone online to supply enough solar energy to power around 30,000 homes.
San Diego-based Sempra started work on the complex – with Suntech and Zachry Holdings Ltd performing design and construction of the first phase – in June 2011 and thus far the project has created around 530 jobs, 300 of them in construction, at its site in Arlington, Maricopa County.
Sempra plans a total generation capacity of 700 MW across the 4,000-acre site, 40 miles west of Phoenix.
The company has signed a 20-year PPA with Pacific Gas and Electric for the 150 MW generated by the first phase and the scheme was supported by the U.S. Energy Department's loan guarantee scheme.
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