Sempra Generation has selected Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. and Zachry Holdings Inc., an engineering, procurement and construction provider, to design and construct the Mesquite Solar 1 project in Arizona.
The renewable electricity generated at Mesquite Solar 1 will be sold to Pacific Gas & Electric under a 150 MW 20-year power purchase agreement (pending California Public Utilities Commission approval).
Construction on Mesquite Solar 1 is slated to begin midyear, with completion by 2013. Zachry will oversee the installation and integration of more than 800,000 Suntech multi-crystalline solar panels at the site. The plant will be constructed about 30 miles west of Suntech's new Goodyear, Ariz., manufacturing facility, which will supply a portion of the solar panels for the Sempra Generation project.
In addition, Suntech's technical team, working closely with Zachry, will support the execution of the project to meet Sempra Generation's power production expectations, according to the companies.
SOURCE: Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd.