Isolux Corsan to build 37 MW PV plant on Native American land


Isolux Corsan continues to add to its diverse portfolio of solar projects with a utility-scale project on the land of the Navajo Nation in the U.S. The Spanish company announced the Kayenta Solar Project on Monday, which will supply electricity to the Navajo Nation, while also giving a boost to the local economy.

The company has set aside a budget over US$50 million for the 37.6 MW plant, which will be made up of 119,301 PV modules spread across 13 power blocks. The largest multi-utility owned and operated by a Native American tribe, the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, awarded the project to Isolux Corsan, with a total lifespan of 25 years.

The plant will be located north of Kayenta on the Navajo Nation in the State of Arizona, and will be approximately 210 acres in size. Among a number of benefits of the plant, it shall supply electricity to the Navajo Nation and boost the local economy.

It is the second utility-scale solar project that Isolux Corsan will undertake in the U.S., the first was a 25 MW plant in El Centro, California. Overall, Isolux Corsan has developed 740 MW of PV capacity around the world, with a diverse portfolio that has often been centered in the Americas. One of the company’s most outstanding projects on the continent was a 61 MW solar plant in Honduras, which made it the largest solar project built in the region.

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