This past May, Pacific Blue Energy announced its 20MW Sunshine Solar Farm with Siliken Renewable Energy on 154.3 acres in Flagstaff, Arizona. Following in its own footsteps, Pacific Blue is in the processing of completing is acquisition of 100 acres of land in Gila Bend, Arizona for the construction of a new 150MW solar farm. In addition, the company is negotiating another 707 acres that is adjacent to the 100 acre parcel. Currently the acquisition agreement is subject to closing conditions.
“Part of our business plan is to continue to identify and purchase land that can be developed for solar farms,” said Joel Franklin, the CEO of Pacific Blue Energy. “Much like our first purchase near Flagstaff, the property in Gila Bend offers key features that will make it perfect for solar electrical power generation, and we anticipate being able to complete this transaction in short order.”
Both the Gila Bend and Flagstaff locations have the support of local government, which is committed to promoting renewable energy. The Gila Bend town council has taken on an “overlay” zoning ordinance for solar projects to support new developments.