SPG Solar announced that its 2.3MW (DC) solar project at the Neely Wastewater Reclamation Facility in Gilbert, Arizona has been completed. The solar array, owned by a unit of Integrys Energy Services, was built over existing recharge basins at the reclamation facility and holds a savings tag of up to US$2 million for Gilbert over the next 20 years.
The project uses over 8,000 solar panels, which are mounted on SPG’s SunSeeker Tracker. The 2.3MW array is anticipated to be able to produce more than 4 million kWh of electricity per year and was brought to fruition through a PPA arranged by SPG Solar and owned by an indirect subsidiary of Integrys Energy Services. The PPA holds no upfront capital costs to the municipality and provides incentives for the system by Arizona Public Services.
“Making solar an affordable solution for the Gilbert community allows them to plan for the future, lock in predictable electricity rates and reduce costs, all with no upfront capital outlay from the town,” said Michael Johnson, VP of structured finance at SPG Solar. “By bringing together the right partners and financing options, we are making solar a reality at the Neely Wastewater Reclamation Facility.”