Operating
December 2019
La Paz County, AZ

Salome Solar

A 30 MW solar project by Origis Energy brought online in 2019 for the Central Arizona Project. 

Solar capacity
30mw
homes powered
9K
co2 emissions Avoided
48K MT
Project Overview

Powering Over 9,000 Homes

“We’re excited about this partnership with Origis that brings renewable supplies to CAP’s power portfolio,” CAP Operations, Power and Engineering Director Darrin Francom said. “In an ongoing effort to support the delivery of a reliable water supply, and in a cost-effective manner, we will continue evolving our diverse power resource portfolio.”

ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE

The project assists CAP fulfill its renewable energy generation and lowest cost of energy goals.

As part of our project philanthropic initiative, Origis made a one time donation of $20,000 to New Pathways for Youth, an organization that awakens the full human potential to bring about individual and community transformation. Through a holistic development program and 1:1 mentoring within community groups, they guide youth as they discover renewed outlooks on life and realize unwritten possibilities for their futures.

 

 

ENERGY IMPORTANCE

Arizonans enjoy more peak sun hours than any state in the nation, and harnessing that power is just what Central Arizona Project has done, agreeing to purchase 20 years of power from Origis Energy’s new AZ Solar 1 generation facility.

The site located near the western Arizona town of Salome has more than 90,000 solar panels that can power around 11,000 homes. Good thing, too: It takes significant power for CAP to lift Colorado River water nearly 3,000 feet from Lake Havasu to the canal’s terminus south of Tucson.

 

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