San Antonio, Texas-based utility CPS Energy has officially switched on the William R. Sinkin Centennial Solar Farms 1 and 2, which, combined, are expected to produce 19.8 MW.
The two sites feature a total of 83,034 photovoltaic solar panels that track the sun from east to west. The solar arrays are located on nearly 200 acres of land at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center owned by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS).
SunEdison began construction of the Centennial sites in November 2011, creating more than 175 temporary construction jobs.
CPS Energy will purchase all of the electric generation produced at Centennial through a 25-year power purchase agreement. Utilizing ground-mounted photovoltaic systems on single-axis trackers, Centennial will generate more than 893 GWh of electricity over the span of the partnership, CPS Energy says.