GWS Technologies Inc. has begun design and engineering on a proposed 1,500 acre commercial solar and wind farm under development on the Colorado Plateau northeast of Flagstaff, Ariz.
Phase I of the project consists of wind turbines and solar panels, which will allow electrical generation during almost any weather conditions and mitigate spikes in energy production, according to the company.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have published a wind resource map for the state of Arizona thatÂ indicates that Arizona has wind resources consistent with utility-scale production. In addition, the Colorado Plateau is a region with some of the best solar conditions in the U.S., GWS Technologies adds.
SOURCE: GWS Technologies