Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's commercial businesses, has completed its 10 MW Black Mountain solar project, located near Kingman, Ariz.
The utility-scale solar project began providing power to customers of UniSource Energy Services (UES) in mid-December. UES is purchasing the power generated at the Black Mountain site through a 20-year agreement. This is the largest solar array in UES' renewable energy portfolio, the companies note.
Duke Energy Renewables purchased the Black Mountain photovoltaic project from SOLON Corp. in May 2012. SOLON designed and constructed the solar array and will continue to handle operations, monitoring and maintenance of the system.