Agua Caliente

Agua Caliente

The solar PV project is one of the largest of its kind in the world

The Agua Caliente Solar Project is one of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the world at 290 MW. Clean, renewable energy generated by the project is being sold to Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a 25-year power purchase agreement.

The Arizona-based project’s clean energy has not been a stranger to accolades. The facility was named the “Global Plant of the Year” by Intersolar North America and also won “Top Plant Award – Solar” by Power Magazine in December of 2014.

Situated on 2,400 acres of land between Yuma and Phoenix, Arizona, the electricity generated by Agua Caliente is enough to serve more than 225,000 homes.

Deploying commercially proven solar technology, the project offsets approximately 5.5 million metric tons of CO2 over 25 years, the equivalent of taking more than 40,000 cars off the road annually.

The project also provided a boost to the local economy by creating 400 construction jobs, all while generating electricity with no emissions and very little water consumption.

Quick Facts

Agua Caliente  
Project Agua Caliente
Location Yuma County, Ariz.
Project Size 290 MW
Renewable Energy Purchaser Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Project Completed Q2 2014
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Project Fact Sheet

Benefits

  • Zero-carbon generation will avoid the emission of 5.5 million metric tons of carbon into the atmosphere over 25 years, the equivalent of taking over 40,000 cars off the road annually
  • Created 400 jobs during construction
  • Commercially proven solar technology
  • Efficient and clean solar power is available for up to 225,000 homes during peak demand hours of the day

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