SOLON, UniSource Energy Plan 10 MW Arizona Solar Plant


SOLON Corp. has entered into an agreement to build a 10 MW photovoltaic array near Kingman, Ariz., to provide power to customers of UniSource Energy Services (UES).

SOLON will provide the energy to UES through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). That energy will complement the output of a 1.22 MW UES-owned array that SOLON will also develop near Kingman's La Senita Elementary School.

The installation will feature SOLON's technology, including its single-axis tracker system, the company notes. Under the hosted PPA model, SOLON will finance, design, construct and maintain the system. UES will purchase the electricity that the system generates.

The project will be located on approximately 60 acres of land near UES' Black Mountain Generating Station that lies within the Mohave County Energy Overlay Solar Photovoltaic Zone. According to SOLON, project construction is expected to begin this fall, with the systems slated to be commissioned and in service in the first half of 2012.

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