Fluor Corp. says that SunPower Corp. has awarded the firm the construction contract for the 20 MW Copper Crossing photovoltaic solar power plant on 144 acres of formerly private agricultural land in Pinal County, Ariz. Fluor will book the undisclosed contract value into backlog in the first quarter of this year.
Iberdrola Renewables, which is developing Copper Crossing, will own and operate the project. The company will sell the electricity under a long-term contract to utility provider Salt River Project for distribution on the region's utility grid.
The plant will use the SunPower Oasis Power Plant product, a fully integrated, modular solar power block. Each power block integrates the SunPower T0 Tracker with SunPower's E19 series solar panels and pre-manufactured system cabling. The power block kits are shipped pre-assembled to the job site for rapid field installation, Fluor notes.
SOURCE: Fluor Corp.