Gehrlicher Solar America has completed building Phase I 4 MW solar array of a 7.2 MWp solar park for UniSource Energy Service (UES) in Rio Rico, Arizona, and Phase II is expected to complete in December 2013 and commissioned in January 2014.

Expected to supply power to about 91,000 UES customers in Mohave and Santa Cruz counties, the ground-mounted system produces 13,110,680 kilowatt hours of clean solar power per year, eliminating 10,197 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) which equals the tailpipe CO2 from approximately 2,000 automobiles.

Responsible for the design, engineering and construction of the solar project located on 37.5 acres, the company is employing a proprietary Gehrlicher Engineered Solution (GES) set.

Gehrlicher Solar America COO Jerry Shinn said, "This solar project demonstrates our commitment to providing high performance and cost effective PV solutions to our utility customers who are striving to diversify their generation portfolio with cost effective and reliable renewable energy."