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November 30, 2021

Mesquite Solar 3 PV Park, US

By Carmen

Mesquite Solar 3 PV Park is an 188MW solar PV power project. It is located in Arizona, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 188 188 Active Arizona, the US Sempra U.S. Gas & Power; Shell WindEnergy


The project was developed by Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Shell WindEnergy. The project is currently owned by Consolidated Edison Development with a stake of 100%.

Mesquite Solar 3 PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 1,028 acres.

The project generates 450,780MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 69,000 households, offsetting 321,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $401.436m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in December 2016.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Western Area Power Administration under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years from 2016. The contracted capacity is 150MW.

Contractors Involved

Amec Foster Wheeler was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Holding was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 672,000 modules at the site.

The inverters were procured from Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems for the project.

The project is utilising trackers supplied by Array Technologies.

About Sempra U.S. Gas & Power

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC (Sempra US), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, an energy solution provider, is a clean power solutions developer. It develops, designs, constructs and operates renewable energy and natural gas solutions, with a focus on zero and low emission fuels. Sempra is headquartered in California, the US.

About Shell WindEnergy

Shell WindEnergy B.V. (Shell WindEnergy) is part of Shell Renewables, one of the five core businesses of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies. The company engages in designing, developing and operation wind farms and selling green electricity in Europe and North America. The company currently owns 11 wind parks with a total capacity of around 1,100 MW, of which about 1,000 MW is in operation and approximately 100 MW is under construction. Shell WindEnergy owns and operates six wind parks in the UK. This include Rock River I in Wyoming (50 megawatts), White Deer (80 megawatts), Brazos (160 megawatts) in Texas, Cabazon (41 megawatts), Whitewater Hill (61 megawatts) in California and Colorado Green (162 megawatts) in Colorado. The company is headquartered in Hague, the Netherlands.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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