By Salt River Project
On the heels of announcing signed agreements for three new solar power plants in Arizona, Salt River Project has announced its largest standalone solar power plant to soon be under development northwest of Flagstaff.
The solar plant, “CO Bar Solar,” is scheduled to be commercially operational in 2024 and will deliver a total of 400MW of renewable energy to SRP customers. Clēnera, a developer of large-scale solar and storage projects, and a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy LTD, will construct and operate CO Bar Solar.
This development is one of many projects to help SRP meet its expanded commitment to add 2,025MW of new utility-scale solar resources by 2025.
CO Bar Solar will occupy up to 2,400 acres of private land in Coconino County. Construction is expected to begin in 2023 and last 18 months. Once complete, CO Bar Solar will generate enough power to meet the needs of 80,000 homes while offsetting 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year. (Source)