The ‘world’s largest solar-panel power plant’ is now up and running in Arizona.
The ‘world’s largest solar-panel power plant’ is now up and running in Arizona. Situated on 2,400 acres between Yuma and Phoenix, the 290-megawatt plant will be sending electricity to the state of California for the next two and a half decades.
Under the 25 year long contract with Pacific Gas & Electric, Arizona’s new photovoltaic power plant will be responsible for providing power to at least 100,000 homes in the neighboring state.
If you’re going by maximum electricity production, the Agua Caliente plant will generate enough power to supply 230,000 residences. The $1.8 billion facility is owned by NRG Energy, Inc. and MidAmerican Renewables, LLC.
Chief financial officer at MidAmerican Renewables, Richard Weech commented ‘It is exciting to see this project become fully operational and begin to realise the full benefit of emissions savings with the clean energy generated at Agua Caliente.’
With well over 5 million photovoltaic modules scattered over roughly 10 square miles, there is a good reason why so many people are excited about the plant dedicated to clean energy.
Post time: 09-07-2017