Commercial, Solar - September 28, 2020
Intel to receive 100 MW from new Arizona solar project
Construction began Sept. 24 on a new solar project that will provide 100 MW of clean energy to Intel Corporation’s manufacturing operations.
Salt River Project and sPower started work on the East Line Solar plant in Arizona. The project will bring $10 million in tax revenue to the area and deliver electricity to Intel’s Chandler Ocotillo Campus, one of the corporation’s largest global semiconductor manufacturing sites.
“Intel is proud to support new, renewable energy built in Arizona and we are looking forward to East Line Solar supplying our growing Arizona manufacturing operations,” Marty Sedler, Intel’s Director of Global Utilities and Infrastructure, said in a statement. “For more than a decade, Intel has been one of the top voluntary corporate purchasers of green power, currently supplying our US and European facilities with 100% green power. Our goal is to achieve 100% renewable energy use across our global manufacturing operations by 2030 and projects like East Line Solar help make green power more accessible to all.”
The project is expected to begin operations in December 2020 and supply clean energy at a fixed price for the 25-year contracted life of the project.