Avra Valley Solar Generating Station

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Avra Valley Solar Generating Station
Avra Valley Solar Generating Station is located in Arizona
Avra Valley Solar Generating Station
Location of Avra Valley Solar Generating Station
Country United States
Location Avra Valley
Coordinates 32°22′N 111°17′W / 32.367°N 111.283°W / 32.367; -111.283Coordinates: 32°22′N 111°17′W / 32.367°N 111.283°W / 32.367; -111.283
Status Operational
Commission date December 13, 2012
Owner(s) NRG Solar
Solar farm
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 320 acres
Power generation
Units operational 400,000
Nameplate capacity 34

The Avra Valley Solar Generating Station is a 34 MW (DC, 25 MW AC) photovoltaic power plant in Avra Valley, Pima County, Arizona, owned by NRG. It uses single axis tracking that is designed to be maintenance free over the twenty year design life of the system. The panels are mounted on a north-south axis and rotate each day to follow the sun from sunrise to sunset, increasing the output by about 20%. Power is being sold to Tucson Electric Power in a 20 year power purchase agreement.[1][2]

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Avra Valley Arizona is not in Maricopa county. It is in Pima County, Arizona.

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