Solon Corporation, a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar module, has won a contract from electric utility Arizona Public Service (APS) to develop, design and construct an 18MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Arizona.

Located on 145 acres of land, the system is scheduled to be completed in 2011 and APS will own and operate the solar facility.

The project features Solon’s Velocity MW Solar System, which will provide 18 preconfigured, 1MW modular solar fields specifically designed to help utilities quickly scale to capacity, the company said.

In total, Solon will provide the APS system with 108 single axis trackers, utilizing over 75,000 industrial solar modules.

APS general manager of resources acquisition and renewable energy Brad Albert said that this new solar plant is part of APS’ company-wide mission of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.