An interesting new solar energy project set to spring up east of Flagstaff, Arizona, reportedly may be more effective than similar projects because of its location. This is according to Pacific Blue Energy, which owns the acreage on which this project will be developed, pending final approval for development.
Pacific Blue Energy said this project will be able to support as much as 20 MW or megawatts of solar electricity generation and potentially could support up to 7,000 homes a year, depending upon usage patterns. The project, a former Ship Ahoy site, is at an elevation of 5,300 feet and it is said it will benefit “from cooler, high desert temperatures that can increase the photovoltaic efficiencies of solar panels.” It will sit on 154.3 acres and be located only a half mile from an existing 69 KV transmission line and electrical substation.
“With each passing day, we feel that we are getting closer and closer to making this solar farm a reality – the first of hopefully many renewable energy projects,” said Joel Franklin, the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Blue Energy Corp, in a statement. “From this strong beginning, we hope to become a leading provider of renewable power in Arizona and the U.S.”
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