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Arizona Western College (AWC), financier Main Street Power Co. Inc., developer PPA Partners, local utility Arizona Public Service, and engineering, procurement and construction provider Rosendin Electric have initiated construction on a solar project slated for completion in October.

The system will be owned and operated by Main Street Power, in partnership with its long-term financing partner MS Solar Solutions, a fully owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. The project comprises five 1 MW sites across the campus.

The technologies include concentrated PV from SolFocus and GreenVolts, thin-film panels from Sharp Solar, monocrystalline panels from SolarWorld, polycrystalline panels from Suntech and single-axis trackers from O Solar.

"We know of no other solar project where all five technologies are showcased at utility scale, installed by the same group, at the same time with the same equipment, tracked and optimized, and under the best solar resource in the country," says Bruce Mercy, CEO of PPA Partners. "The data generated by the project should be very interesting."

Designed and installed by Rosendin Electric, the project is anticipated to produce virtually 100% of the campus' daytime electricity needs, according to Main Street Power. The installation also includes private demonstration systems of each technology for corporate and government comparisons, as well as for access by students and researchers.

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