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​​Harnessing solar energy today is a vital part of our commitment to meeting Arizona’s long-term energy goals. Having solar energy as a part of our energy mix ensures that all our customers are solar customers and benefit from this clean, sustainable source of renewable energy.


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solana generating station
Solana Generating Station is located just outside Gila Bend, Arizona and came online in 2013. It’s the world’s largest solar plant of its kind – one with thermal energy storage. It captures the power of the sun, stores it and continues to deliver it to customers for up to six hours after the sun goes down. We purchase 100 percent of the solar power generated at Solana.

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desert star solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, the Desert Star Solar Plant is located on the city of Phoenix landfill in Buckeye and consists of 50,797 photovoltaic panels mounted on single axis tracker steel frames. Energy from the plant connects to the grid at the Gillespie substation located approximately one mile west of the power plant. More than 100 construction jobs were created as a result of this project, and an estimated $15 -$20 million of direct and indirect investments were made to the local economy. Our AZ Sun Program consists of nine solar facilities. 

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paloma solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, the 17-megawatt Paloma Solar Plant was built just outside Gila Bend and, consists of 275,000 thin-film photovoltaic panels mounted on fixed-tilt steel supports. Our AZ Sun Program consists of nine solar facilities. 

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cotton center solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, the 17-megawatt Cotton Center Solar Plant is one of three plants built near Gila Bend. Located on 145 acres, it consists of more than 93,000 photovoltaic panels placed in 1,662 rows. Our AZ Sun Program consists of nine solar facilities. 

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chino valley solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, Chino Valley is home to a 19-megawatt solar plant with more than 80,000 panels that spans over 235 acres north of Prescott, providing renewable solar energy since 2012. Our AZ Sun Program consists of nine solar facilities. 

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hyder solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, the 16-megawatt Hyder Solar Plant, located in the Hyder Valley southwest of Phoenix, opened in two phases: the first 11 megawatts came online in October 2011; the remaining 5 megawatts came online in March 2012. Our AZ Sun Pogram consist of nine solar facilities. 

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gila bend solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, the Gila Bend Solar Plant, located just west of the city, is a 32-megawatt facility that became operational in 2014, meeting the energy needs of 8,000 homes and businesses in the area. The 12-month project brought more than 150 jobs to Arizona. Our AZ Sun Program consists of nine solar facilities.

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foothills solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, Foothills is the first solar plant built on Arizona State Trust Land. Located near Yuma, the 35-megawatt plant was one of four plants to come online in 2014. Our AZ Sun Program consists of nine solar facilities. 

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luke air force base solar plant
As a part of the AZ Sun Program, we are proud to partner with Luke Air Force Base in Glendale on a new solar power plant that will create more renewable energy for our customers. The plant is built on 106 acres of land leased from Luke, which saves the Air Force money and helps both Luke and APS meet renewable energy generation goals. This created more than 200 local jobs during construction. The new solar plant sets Arizona apart as a leader in solar innovation, visible by people who come from all over the world to work and train on base. The 10-megawatt plant came online in summer 2015. Our AZ Sun Program consists of nine solar facilities.