Pacific Blue Energy Corp., a publicly traded developer of renewable energy projects, says it will team with Siliken Renewable Energy to build the Sunshine Solar Farm. Together, the companies will submit a bid to a local utility to develop a 15 MW solar farm on 154.3 acres near Flagstaff, Ariz.
The Sunshine Solar Farm will be located 30 miles east of Flagstaff in Coconino County. The site can support as much as 20 MW of solar electricity generation using either a fixed-tilt or a single-axis tracking system, both of which have been developed by Siliken.
At an elevation of 5,300 feet, the Sunshine Solar Farm land benefits from cooler, high desert temperatures that can increase the photovoltaic efficiencies of solar panels, according to the companies. Soil tests show that the land is well suited to support the foundations for a solar panel racking system, with minimal costs.
SOURCE: Pacific Blue Energy