Arizona continues to add solar energy projects

SPG Solar recently announced it completed construction of a 2.3-megawatt DC solar power project in the Neely Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Gilbert, Arizona, which will be located on recharge basins at the facility. The project will save Gilbert more than $2 million over the next 20 years.

“The construction of this solar powered system reaffirms the community’s focus on environmental stewardship and further enhances the business case for clean technology companies to operate and invest in Gilbert based on available workforce and local and state incentives,” said John Lewis, Gilbert mayor.

The solar power project is powered by more than 8,000 solar panels mounted on the SPG Solar SunSeeker Tracker, which will generate more than 4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

Arizona is becoming a leader in the solar power market, and the recently-drafted Arizona's Solar Strategic Plan – a document that proposes actions for the growth of the state's solar energy markets – shows the state is ready for more projects.
The document was drafted at the Arizona Solar Leadership Conference by major solar stakeholders and will be guided by the Arizona Energy Consortium.

Author: Danny Vo

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