SRP, SunPower Complete Tracker Solar System In Arizona


Salt River Project (SRP) and SunPower Corp. have dedicated a 1 MW solar photovoltaic power plant at Arizona State University's (ASU) Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Ariz.

The facility is the first commercial deployment of the SunPower C7 Tracker technology, a solar photovoltaic tracking system that concentrates the sun's power seven times to achieve a lower levelized cost of electricity than other types of plants, SunPower says.

SunPower engineered and constructed the plant on the southeast corner of the ASU Polytechnic campus and is currently operating and maintaining it. Under a power purchase agreement, SRP is buying the entire output of the solar plant from SunPower. ASU is purchasing the power from SRP for use at its Polytechnic campus under a separate agreement.

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