Rural Electricity Co-op Building Solar Farm To Generate 20 MW Near Wilcox

By Casey Kuhn
Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:42pm
Updated: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:36pm
(Photo courtesy of Arizona G&T Cooperatives)
This image shows a completed section of panels on the northeast side of the project, with the Apache Generating Station in the background.

A large solar farm is becoming a reality next to the Apache Generating Station near Willcox, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

Rural power provider Arizona G & T Cooperatives is building the solar plant to generate 20 megawatts of electricity for member co-ops in Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties.

The plant, called Apache Solar, is estimated to eventually have 77,000 solar panels and is expected to go online in September.

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