LS Power announced that the Arlington Valley Solar Energy Project (AV Solar) has completed construction, commissioned the first 19 MW power block and commenced initial delivery of electric energy. At completion, AV Solar will be a 127 MW (AC) photovoltaic solar farm near Arlington, Arizona.
AV Solar, constructed on more than 1,100 acres of land, will directly convert sunlight to electricity. The project will sell its entire output to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) pursuant to a long-term power sales agreement.
Fluor Corp. is providing engineering, procurement and construction, and operation and maintenance services for the project. The photovoltaic panels were supplied by Kyocera and Hyundai. Financing was provided by Prudential Capital Group, and a bank group led by Banco Santander S.A. GE Energy Financial Services is participating in AV Solar as an equity partner.
LS Power is a power generation and transmission group with operations of more than 25,000 MW of power generation throughout the U.S. LS Power is developing both power generation and transmission infrastructure to serve the need for new generation and improve the aging transmission system.