SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire
E.ON Climate & Renewables (EC&R) Solar has commissioned two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Tucson, Arizona area with a combined total of 20 megawatts (MWdc) of solar capacity. Both projects have long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Tucson Electric Power (TEP).
"We're very pleased with how quickly the projects came together and especially appreciate the strong working relationship with Tucson Electric Power throughout development, construction and commissioning of the projects," said Christophe Jurczak, President, EC&R Solar. "These are our maiden solar facilities in the U.S. and signal E.ON's commitment to solar development in the U.S. market."
"Solar-generating capacity in the United States continues to grow each year," Congressman Ron Barber of Arizona said. "I am proud that Arizona is a solar leader with nearly 10,000 people employed in my state's rapidly growing solar industry. I am among the many homeowners who have solar panels covering my roof and see the benefits of solar every month."
Tech Park Solar (TPS), a 7MWdc project, was developed in collaboration with the Campus Research Corporation (CRC) at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park Solar Zone and TEP.