Mccarthy Building Companies Completes Design and Construction of New Red Rock Solar Plant
PHOENIX, AZ McCarthy Building Companies Inc. completes the installation of the large-scale Red Rock Solar Plant for Arizona Public Service (APS), which developed, owns and operates the plant.
Located on 400 acres at 25990 E. Camino Adelante Road in Red Rock, Arizona, about 30 miles south of Casa Grande, Arizona, this project represents APS's largest solar plant to date with 2,286 single-axis trackers supporting 182,880 photovoltaic panels generating 40 megawatts of solar energy.
"Red Rock is the sixth solar project we have worked on for APS, which has rapidly expanded its solar portfolio and solar leadership in the state," said Scott Canada, Senior Vice President of the Renewable Energy team at McCarthy Building Companies. "Our system engineering and construction expertise has helped APS harness the power of the sun and turn it into cost-effective clean, renewable energy."
The main subcontractors on the project included Trina Solar, NEXTracker, Power Electronics USA, Inc., Blount Contracting, Inc., CG Power Systems USA, Inc., Hatfield Construction LLC, Wilson Electric, American Fence Company of Arizona, Inc., Locus Energy, Terracon Consultants Inc., Wind Turbine & Energy Cables Corp. McCarthy also contracted TaylorRyMar Corporation for electrical design and Dibble Engineering for civil design.
McCarthy's Renewable Energy team, based in Arizona, has completed several large-scale solar installations across the U.S. representing a combined capacity of more than 800 megawatts of energy production.
In addition to Red Rock, McCarthy also completed the 10-megawatt Desert Star Solar Plant, 10-megawatt Luke Air Force Base Solar Plant, 14-megawatt Hyder II Solar Plant, 18-megawatt Cotton Center Solar Station, and the 21.7-megawatt Chino Valley Solar Plant for APS.