Harnessing the Power of the Sun


On Thursday I photographed the Avra Valley Solar Project dedication. This is a twenty-five megawatt solar photovoltaic facility about twenty miles west of Tucson, which will produce enough energy to power about 20,000 homes.

NRG will sell this energy to Tucson Electric Power in a twenty-year purchase agreement, who will then pass this energy on to some of their customers. www.nrgenergy.com

With an average of eighty-five percent sunny days in Tucson, it’s great to see more solar projects being implemented. As one can see by the photo, the only water these panels regularly get is from the over-spray of the dust control trucks keeping the dirt roads wetted down!

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