Isolux Corsan Group takes hold in the strategic US market with the award of the Kayenta Solar Project located on the Navajo Nation and in the State of Arizona by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, the largest multi-utility owned and operated by an American Indian tribe in the United States. The engineering, procurement and construction contract is valued at more than USD 50 million and will be the company’s second solar plant in the US.
The Kayenta Solar Project, located north of Kayenta, AZ, will occupy an area of approximately 210 acres and will consist of 119,301 photovoltaic panels on single axis trackers and 13 power blocks. The plant’s output will be 27.3 MWac / 37.6 MWdc, enough energy to service approximately 13,000 homes. The service lifetime of the plant will be 25 years during which time it will generate up to 1,900 GWh of energy. When completed, it will be the first utility-scale solar energy facility operating on the 27,000 square mile Navajo Nation.
The major benefits of the project include generating renewable energy for the Navajo Nation and boosting the local economy. Job creation and spending in the area will rise because of the construction and 25 years of operation and maintenance of the plant afterwards.Isolux Corsan is one of the world leaders in the construction of photovoltaic solar plants. Approximately 740 MW of solar capacity has been installed or is currently under construction by the company in Spain, Italy, UK, South Africa, Peru, Honduras, Japan and the US. In the US, Isolux constructed and currently maintains a 20 MWac / 24.9 MWdc solar plant in El Centro, CA.
In the last five years, Isolux Corsan has managed to establish and hold its presence in the always difficult and demanding American market. Since the first project of the Company in 2011 for the design and construction of 600 km of transmission lines and 6 substations in the state of Texas, currently the group has a significant backlog of projects in the areas of civil works, electrification and renewable energy, mainly in southern and Midwestern United States.