Constellation to develop 4.35MW solar generation project in Arizona17 August 2012
Constellation, a business unit of Exelon Corporation, has announced the development of an aggregate 4.35MW (DC) solar generation project for the Casa Grande Union High School District in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Constellation will finance as well as own and operate the solar power systems. In return, the school district will purchase and receive all of the electricity generated by the solar panels at a fixed rate from Constellation under a 20-year solar services agreement.
The solar power systems will be located at four sites: Vista Grande High School, Casa Grande High School, the Casa Verde High School campus and the school district's transportation center. Collectively the solar panels will generate an estimated 75% of the school district's electricity needs. The systems are scheduled for completion by December 2012.
In January 2012, Constellation announced the completion of a 4.29MW solar generation project for Buckeye Union High School District.
According to US EPA data for the Arizona region, the project is expected to generate approximately 7 million kWh of electricity per year. Generating the same amount of electricity using nonrenewable sources would result in the release of 3,848 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or the equivalent emissions from 754 passenger vehicles annually.