A $400 million solar farm in Pima county, Ariz., is on track to open in late 2019.
The project is the latest effort by solar company PSA Solar to boost its portfolio of solar farms and install panels on public and private buildings in the United States.
The company says it is looking to build more than 100 solar farms in the U.S. by 2022, including in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington.
SolarCity, which announced the project in March, says it plans to build its first solar farm for a public facility in 2019, adding that it expects to build about 400 solar farms across the U, U.K. and U. States in the next 10 years.
PSA says it has been operating for 25 years and employs about 5,000 people.
The Pima solar project will be the largest solar farm installed in the country.
The county has already signed an agreement to acquire PSA’s portfolio of 100 megawatts of solar power, which includes about 7,000 residential panels and 2,500 commercial and commercial-scale panels.
The solar farm is expected to cost $5.9 million per megawatt hour.