"With five solar facilities operating or under construction, Prescott is becoming an important hub for solar development. It is an ideal location because of its abundant sunshine, cooler weather, available land and access to the transmission system."
Solar plants near Prescott include a 194-kilowatt system at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (completed in 2001), a small system on the roof of Prescott College (completed in 2004) and a 3.6-megawatt plant near the Prescott Regional Airport (completed in 2006).
The newest plant, located three miles north of Prescott airport, will become active in fall og 2011 The plant is expected to generate more than 25 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy in its first year of operation alone and approximately 653 million kWh over 30 years.
Earlier this month APS and SunEdison announced plans for another plant near Prescott, a 20-megawatt facility in Chino Valley -