Commend Arizona Energy Companies for Completion of New Solar Project

Target: Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer

Goal: Commend the Arizona companies Duke Energy Renewables and SOLON Corporation for their recent completion of the Black Mountain Solar Project.

Duke Energy Renewables recently announced the completion of its 10MW Black Mountain Solar Project near Kingman, Arizona. The new emissions-free facility, constructed by SOLON Corporation, will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of about 1,900 typical homes in the area. Commend this energy company for their work to provide cleaner, renewable electricity to the citizens of Arizona.

Duke Energy‘s utility scale project based in Mohave County began delivering power to UniSource Energy Services (UES) in mid-December. UES is purchasing the electricity in a 20-year agreement. Black Mountain Solar is the largest photovoltaic project in UES’s renewable energy portfolio. “We’ve dedicated significant time and effort to embrace solar energy as a clean, cost-effective renewable resource for our customers,” said Chairman and CEO of UES, Paul J. Bonavia. “The Black Mountain system shows how we can expand our renewable energy portfolio while also investing in our community and help to create jobs.”

Duke Energy purchased the Black Mountain site from SOLON Corp. in May 2012. SOLON took on design and construction duties for the array and will continue to handle day to day operations of the facility. Jared Schoch, vice president and general manager of power plants at SOLON said, “The completion of Black Mountain is another success story of industry partners working together to provide cost-effective solar power to utilities, homes and businesses. We are especially proud that this project created more than 250 local jobs during its construction.” The new facility is comprised of 42,000 solar panels and is Duke Energy’s fifth commercial solar project in Arizona.

Duke Energy Renewables and SOLON Corporation have come together to effectively handle the construction and operation of the new 10MW Black Mountain Solar Project. Their joint action will provide clean, environmentally-friendly power to thousands of Arizona customers. Sign this petition to urge Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to commend Duke Energy Renewables and SOLON Corporation for their continued efforts to provide sustainable power and keep our atmosphere clean.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Brewer,

The Arizona companies Duke Energy Renewables and SOLON Corporation have recently completed the new 10MW Black Mountain Solar Project near the city of Kingman in Mohave County. The emissions-free power generated at the site will provide approximately 1,900 homes with electricity annually. During construction the array created over 250 local jobs.

Duke Energy owns the site and is selling the power to UniSource Energy Services under a 20 year agreement. Construction of the site was completed by SOLON Corporation, which will continue to perform day to day operations of the facility. The cooperation of these two organizations represents a continued commitment to protecting the environment and providing customers with sustainable energy options. I urge you to commend Duke Energy Renewables and SOLON Corporation for their joint action to keep our atmosphere clean.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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