Maricopa Solar Project

The Maricopa Solar plant was decommissioned in September 2011.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Dish/Engine
Status
Currently Non-Operational
Location

Peoria, AZ
United States

County
Maricopa
Lat/Long Location
33°
33'
31.00"
North
112°
13'
7.00"
West
Land Area
15 acres
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Construction Job-Years
50
Annual O&M Jobs
5
Project Type
Demonstration

Participants

Developer(s)
Tessera Solar
EPC Contractor
Mortenson Construction
Operator(s)
Tessera Solar
Generation Offtaker(s)
Salt River Project (SRP)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

# of Dishes
60
Dish Manufacturer (Model)
Stirling Energy Systems (SES) (SunCatcher™)
Dish Description
Each SunCatcher produces 25 kilowatts of power
Dish Description 2
Each SunCatcher produces 25 kilowatts of power

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
1.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
1.5 MW
Output Type
Stirling
Cooling Method Description
The SunCatcher does not use water for electricity generation or cooling cycles. Minimal water is used for site operations and washing its mirrors.
Gross Annual Solar-to-Electricity Efficiency (Percentage)
26%

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Maricopa Solar Project (Maricopa)
Location: United States
(AZ)
Location: Peoria (AZ)
Owner(s): Tessera Solar
Technology: Dish/Engine
Turbine Capacity (Net):
1.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
1.5 MW
Status: Currently Non-Operational
Start Year: 2010

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