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EON Builds First U.S. Solar Project With Pair of Arizona Plants

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July 8 (Bloomberg) -- EON SE, Germany’s largest utility, has completed two solar plants totalling 20 megawatts in Arizona, the first it’s built in the U.S.

The larger of the two facilities built by EON’s renewables unit, the 13-megawatt Valencia Solar project, came online last month, the Dusseldorf, Germany-based company said in a statement today. Both solar farms have agreed to long-term contracts with Tucson Electric Power Co.

“These are our maiden solar facilities in the U.S. and signal EON’s commitment to solar development in the U.S. market,” Christophe Jurczak, president of EON Climate & Renewables Solar, said in the statement.

The 7-megawatt Tech Park Solar project was developed in collaboration with the University of Arizona and Tuscon Electric, according to the statement. Construction on both solar farms began in the second half of last year.

To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Doom in New York at jdoom1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net

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