SolarReserve, a developer of utility-scale solar power projects, says it has received its final Certificates of Environmental Compatibility (CECs) by unanimous decision (5-0) from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) for its 150 MW Crossroads solar energy project.
The approval includes the associated transmission line connecting the project to Arizona Public Service's transmission grid. This final approval follows a December 2010 unanimous decision from the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee to grant the certificates.
Located on privately owned and actively cultivated land west of Gila Bend, Ariz., the project will supply approximately 450,000 MWh of electricity annually, according to SolarReserve. The project will utilize a molten-salt power-tower technology developed by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a division of United Technologies Corp., providing the ability to store 10 hours of solar energy and generate electricity on demand.