One of the largest solar power installations in the world is getting even bigger with Global Solar Energy’s (GSE) recent contract with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to add more than 1 megawatt (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) modules this year to the company’s 2.4 MW solar array in eastern Arizona.Tucson, Arizona – February 12, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] GSE has served as project manager for the entire installation, overseeing construction of a system that currently includes 22,276 PV panels near TEP’s coal-fired Springerville Generating Station. The system, which is connected directly to TEP’s transmission line network, is helping TEP satisfy its commitment to provide a portion of its power from renewable resources. As with the earlier installations, Global Solar Energy and TEP have worked together to design, set specifications and integrate components for the 1 MW addition. The expansion will utilize both crystalline-silicon and thin-film cadmium-telluride PV modules. “We’re very pleased to continue our unique partnership with Tucson Electric Power in providing this additional building block of clean-energy-based generation capacity,” GSE President Michael S. Gering said. “We continue to enhance our expertise in both ground-mounted and roof-mounted systems while constantly pursuing efforts to lower costs.” Global Solar Energy manufactures thin-film PV arrays for aerospace, military and commercial applications and designs, installs, commissions and services complete turnkey solar power stations. The company has a manufacturing plant in Tucson, and system engineering and design and sales offices in Tucson, Denver and the Los Angeles metropolitan area.