Solar Power World Recognizes Three Arizona Companies

Solar Power World recognized three Arizona companies in the top 25 of its annual top 250 solar contractors list.

First Solar ranked No. 1, Wilson Electric cut the top 15 at No. 13 and McCarthy Building Companies came in at No. 23.

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“Our Renewable Energy team at McCarthy has been working on solar installations for 8 years and we have a combined experience of more than 30 years in the industry,” said Scott Canada, director of the Renewable Energy team at McCarthy Building Companies. “We’re pleased to be included in this list and to continue our work with the companies developing solar projects across the U.S.”

McCarthy has completed several large-scale solar installations in the Southwest, including the 18-megawatt (MW) APS Cotton Center Solar Station in Gila Bend, Ariz., and the 14 MW Hyder II Solar Power Plant located in Hyder, Ariz., which is currently in the late stages of construction.
At the 145-acre facility in Gila Bend, Ariz., crews installed 93,000 single-axis-mounted, silicon photovoltaic panels arranged in 1,662 rows. Crews also installed as many as 500 small-drilled caissons each day in an effort to isolate the panels from thearea’s highly corrosive soils. The project was completed one month ahead ofschedule, with zero recordable incidents during 75,000 man-hours.
In addition to large-scale PV installations, McCarthy has also worked with a number of school districts and universities in the Southwest and California to install smaller-scale solar projects on school rooftops and parking structures.


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