Arizona Utility Builds Solar Trough Plant
Arizona's largest utility, APS, broke ground in March on Arizona's first commercial solar trough power plant. The new APS solar trough plant will be built at the company's Saguaro Power Plant near Red Rock, about 30 miles north of Tucson, and will generate as much as 1 MW of power beginning in April 2005. APS built the plant to meet the requirement of the solar energy requirement of the Arizona Corporation Commission's renewable portfolio standard. For more information, see APS' March 24 press release.