Prairie Fire is a 5-megawatt (MW) DC solar facility located in Pima County off Valencia road east of Kolb road in Tucson. SOLON designed and constructed the array. The PV technology used is a crystalline fixed system photovoltaic (PV) module. The plant consists of 17,604 PV panels.
Prairie Fire began providing power to TEP customers in late December 2012. TEP owns and operates this system, and will continue to handle operations, monitoring and maintenance.
Cumulative Energy Output
|System Type||SOLON Andromeda Fixed-tilt|
|Capacity||5 MW DC|
|Modules||17,604 SOLON 280-Watt|
|Inverters||9 – AE 500 kW|
|Est. yearly energy output||8,200 MWh AC|
|Est. yearly emissions saved (C02)||18,040,000|
|Est. cars off the road for 1 year||1,879|
|Est. gallons of water saved per year||6,150,000|