Western Maricopa County is experiencing significant utility-scale solar energy development using both concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) technologies. As of December 2012, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors had approved approximately 30 Comprehensive Plan Amendments relating to utility-scale solar energy encompassing approximately 27,000 acres of land, together with approximately 12 related Special Use Permits.
Construction on 6 of these projects was recently completed with a total output capacity of approximately 620 megawatts. These projects can be viewed on our PlanNet GIS mapping system choose Solar Projects.
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