Project Overview

The Brittlebush Solar Park will be located in south-central Arizona near the town of Coolidge. The project site was selected for its strong solar resource, access to transmission lines, and gently sloping, undeveloped terrain.

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Energy Output

Brittlebush Solar Park will have installed capacity of 300 megawatts (MW). Brittlebush's generation will be equivalent to the consumption of more than 42,000 Arizona homes.

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Benefits

Community

Brittlebush Solar Park will yield significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.

Brittlebush represents a capital investment of approximately $180 million. The project will create hundreds of jobs during construction as well as several permanent jobs during the life of the project.

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Environment

Brittlebush Solar Park will save more than 254 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Solar energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.

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Landowners

Brittlebush Solar Park will be compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners. $23 million will be paid to the solar park’s landowners through the life of the project.

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National Security

Brittlebush Solar Park will contribute to the United States' energy security and help diversify our nation's energy supply.

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Technology

Solar Panels

Brittlebush Solar Park will utilize approximately 500,000 bifacial, single- axis tracking PV panels, across more than 1,200 acres. Photovoltaic solar cells have no moving parts and convert sunlight directly into electricity via the photoelectric effect. This direct-current electricity is then collected, transformed into alternating-current, and finally enters the electrical grid through a substation after being converted to the proper voltage.

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Downloads

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Contact Us

EDP Renewables North America
Western Regional Office

710 NW 14th Avenue, Suite 250
Portland, OR 97209
T: 503.222.9400
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