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 in Arizona
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 field
Type Flat-panel PV
Site area 320 acres
Power generation
Units operational 400,000
Nameplate capacity 34 MW

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]

Production[edit]

Generation (MW·h) of Avra Valley Solar [3]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2012 2,125 2,125
2013 4,208 5,074 6,694 7,948 8,475 8,847 6,820 6,126 6,571 6,475 4,381 4,193 75,812
2014 4,539 4,602 6,868 7,377 8,323 8,680 6,812 7,042 5,935 5,815 4,698 3,463 74,154
2015 3,721 4,929 6,561 7,644 7,602 6,703 6,837 5,591 5,214 3,575 58,377
2016 4,118 5,492 6,886 7,349 8,663 7,599 7,953 7,104 5,856 5,798 4,480 3,548 74,846
Total 285,314

See also[edit]

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

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