Tamworth and Tanager
At the end of 2019, RWE commissioned two solar farms, Tamworth and Tanager in North Carolina, with a total capacity of around 10 MW. Together the solar plants will generate enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of over 2,000 US homes. Both projects further benefit from 15-year power purchase agreements with Duke Energy.
Tech Park Solar
Tech Park Solar (TPS) is our first solar project built in North America, located in Pima County, Arizona, and started generating power in December 2012. TPS is a 5 MW (AC) solar generation facility developed in collaboration with the Campus Research Corporation at the University of Arizona. It is a collaborative hub for researchers and the industry to promote and develop renewable energy. TPS provided over 150 construction jobs and will contribute about $170,000 per year in property tax revenues to Pima County.
Valencia Solar, 11 MW (AC) is RWE’s largest solar generation facility in Pima County, Arizona, and came online in June 2013. The facility stands out for being the first North American project for which we performed all engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services. Construction coordinated the activities of 10 main suppliers of civil and electrical work including the provision and installation of inverters/transformers, trackers, switchgear and modules, cable laying and combiner box connection set-up. E.ON Climate and Renewables as RWE Renewables’ predecessor managed Valencia’s design, construction and operation to maximize local input in close cooperation with local government, civic organizations and the community.