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