Southwest Solar Technologies (SST) has completed the first stage of its solar park in Phoenix, Arizona. The focal point of the 18-acre facility is a 75-foot wide solar dish, which plays a key role in SST’s solar dish turbine technology.
“This is an important milestone for our company,” said SST’s Chief Technical Officer, Herb Hayden. “The facility combines our operational headquarters with a uniquely placed research and development complex for others that are seeking to advance solar technology.”
SST is also looking for assistance for further development of the park and has also opened discussions with several potential partners, according to CEO Brad Forst, including Arizona’s government, universities and private businesses. “The company is in discussions with other renewable energy businesses to co-locate at the park to promote collaboration and make land available for testing or demonstration projects,” said Forst.