40-MW Solar Facility in Arizona to Sell to ASU, PayPal


By Editors of Power Engineering

The newest solar development from Arizona Public Service announced its newest solar facility will sell power generated to Arizona State University and PayPal.

The Red Rock Solar Plant, which has a capacity of 40 MW, was built 30 miles south of Casa Grande. It is now APS’ largest grid-scale solar plant, surpassing the 35-MW Foothills Solar Plant near Yuma.

“The construction of Red Rock is a great example of how we partner with our commercial customers to find innovative and sustainable solutions that can help them realize their green energy goals,” said Daniel Froetscher, APS Senior Vice President of Transmission, Distribution and Customers. “The cooperation between APS, ASU and PayPal demonstrates how the Arizona business community is committed to developing solar energy in a smart, cost-effective manner.”

Both ASU and PayPal were seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint. ASU already has 25 MW of on-campus solar sites.

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