NRG completes 25 MW solar facility

NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary, NRG Solar, announced the start of commercial operations for the Avra Valley Solar Generating Station, a 25 MW (AC) photovoltaic facility near Tucson, Ariz. The station’s electricity will be sold to Tucson Electric Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The NRG system will serve as the single largest solar array in TEP’s renewable energy portfolio.

Avra Valley is the sixth large-scale solar facility in NRG’s operational fleet, producing solar power for thousands of homes and businesses in three states.

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