Hot on the heals of its first deal with Iberdrola Renewables, SunPower will build a 20MW power plant in Pinal County, Arizona for the Spanish firm using its recently launched turnkey approach dubbed ‘Oasis.’ Last month, SunPower announced it would design and build a 30MW plant for Iberdrola in Alamosa County, Colorado. The two companies have now partnered in the U.S. on 50MW of projects.
The new PV power plant (Copper Crossing) will be owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables. The company will sell the electricity under a long-term contract to utility provider Salt River Project.
The power plant package includes SunPower’s T0 Trackers with E19 series modules that also includes pre-manufactured system cabling. According to DunPower, the power block kits are shipped pre-assembled to the job site for rapid field installation.
The plant was said to have began construction in early December, 2010 and is expected to be will be fully operational in 2011.
“SunPower Oasis is a ground-breaking, utility-scale solar solution that optimizes energy production, installation speed, material cost, and long-term reliability,” said Howard Wenger, president of SunPower’s utility and power plants business group. “We are pleased to be installing our Oasis product for the first time on a plant for Iberdrola Renewables, a global leader in solar power development.”