Phoenix, United States — Pacific Blue Energy Corp. (PBEC) will be partnering with Siliken Renewable Energy to build the Sunshine Solar Farm. Together, the companies will submit a bid to a local utility to develop a 15-megawatt (MW) solar farm on 154.3 acres near Flagstaff, Arizona.
The project is located 30 miles east of Flagstaff in Coconino County. The site can support as much as 20 MW of solar electricity generation – using either a fixed tilt or a single axis tracking system, both of which have been developed by Siliken. For every 5 MW, a solar farm requires roughly 25,000 photovoltaic panels on racks.
At an elevation of 5300 feet, the Sunshine Solar Farm land benefits from cooler, high desert temperatures that can increase the photovoltaic efficiencies of solar panels. Soil tests show that the land is well suited to support the foundations for a solar panel racking system.
“Siliken has been looking to expand its presence in the U.S. and has identified PBEC as the perfect partner to make this happen,” said Joel Franklin, PBEC’s CEO. “We are thrilled to have Siliken join our development team to fulfill our vision for the Sunshine Solar Farm.”