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Gila Bend Solar Power Plant
Project Name
Arizona Public Service
Client
Gila Bend, Arizona
Location

Black & Veatch is Creating a Solar Energy Future to Benefit Arizona

What Black & Veatch does isn’t always visible to people and communities where we work. But today and in the future, families and businesses in the Gila Bend area of Arizona will enjoy renewable energy generated from glistening solar fields as they track and collect the inexhaustible power of the sun.

In 2013, Black & Veatch was awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to design and build the 32-megawatt utility-class Gila Bend Solar Power Plant located on 400 acres in Gila Bend, Arizona.

Using innovative solar power technologies and the energy source of the sun, the plant generates enough solar energy to power 8,000 Arizona homes and businesses. The end result is also the continuing creation of a sustainable energy future for Arizona. The single-axis tracker system keeps more than 170,000 individual solar panels following the sun across the sky to maximize the efficiency of the plant on more than 300 days of sunshine per year.

VIDEO: Creating a Sustainable Solar Energy Future to Benefit Arizona

Gila Bend Solar Array

Following the Sun

Using innovative solar power technologies and the energy source of the sun, the plant generates enough solar energy to power 8,000 Arizona homes and businesses. The end result is also the continuing creation of a sustainable energy future for Arizona. The single-axis tracker system keeps more than 170,000 individual solar panels following the sun across the sky to maximize the efficiency of the plant on more than 300 days of sunshine per year.

The plant is Black & Veatch’s first utility-class solar photovoltaic EPC project.

 

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