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Harnessing Sun Power for a Sustainable Tomorrow

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

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

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.

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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