Spanish energy and construction company Isolux Corsan Group has secured an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract worth more than $50m from US-based water utility company Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to develop Kayenta solar project.
Located north of Kayenta on Navajo Nation in the State of Arizona, the plant is the second solar project for the company in the US.
Equipped with 119,301 photovoltaic (PV) panels on single axis trackers and 13 power blocks, the plant will cover an area of around 210 acres.
Once in operation, the new facility will be able to generate 27.3MWac/ 37.6MWdc of solar energy, which will be sufficient to supply electricity to nearly 13,000 US households.
The plant will have a service lifetime of 25 years, with the capacity to produce up to 1,900GWh of energy. It will not only facilitate the production of renewable energy for Navajo Nation but also help support the local economy by creating new job and investment opportunities during the peak construction period, as well as 25 years of operation and maintenance.
Image: The new Kayenta Solar Project will be able to generate 27.3 MWac/ 37.6MWdc of solar energy after completion. Photo: courtesy of franky242 / Freedigitalphotos.