USA: Kyocera Solar Inc. joined LS Power and Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to officially open the Arlington Valley Solar Energy II (AV Solar II) utility-scale installation in southwest Arizona.
Kyocera is providing 25 megawatts (MW) of proven, reliable solar modules for the 127MW photovoltaic (PV) installation; all Kyocera modules included in the project were US-made. Block 1 of the 5-section installation is now live, with the remaining sections expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Manufactured in Kyocera’s San Diego production facility, the 245-watt and 315-watt modules are continuing to be installed on approximately 1,160 acres near Arizona’s Hassayampa Substation in Maricopa County. Once complete, the project’s 127MW-generating capacity will place it among the largest solar PV installations in North America.
Developed by LS Power Group, the AV Solar II project will be the company’s largest solar facility to date.