SunPower to build 20-MW solar plant in Arizona

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Solar panel manufacturer SunPower is to build a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in Cochise County, Arizona.

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative (SSVEC) has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunPower for the project. SSVEC is a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative.

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The solar park is expected to be operational by the end of 2016 and would generate electricity adequate to meet the needs of about 4,500 homes, according to Solar Energy Industries Association estimates.

SunPower plans to design and build the project incorporating SunPower Oasis Power Plant system. The fully integrated, modular solar power block solution for utility-scale solar projects is designed to optimize land use and facilitates rapid, cost-effective installation.

Once the project becomes operational SunPower is likely to offer it for sale to 8point3 Energy Partners LP, the YieldCo of SunPower and First Solar. SSVEC has the option to purchase the facility at a later date.

Ajith Kumar S

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