March 28 (SeeNews) - Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for its 27.5-MW solar project in Kayenta, Arizona on April 23, The Daily Times reported on Sunday, citing a spokeswoman for the tribal utility.
With a contractor in place, NTUA is ready to begin on the tribe's first-ever large-scale solar project, Deenise Becenti told the newspaper.
NTUA signed an agreement in December with Arizona utility Salt River Project (SRP) to develop the project. The solar farm will be located on an area of 300 acres (121 ha) and is expected to be completed this year.
The Kayenta solar facility, worth about USD 64 million (EUR 57m), is funded, in part, by tax credits and federal loans, according to information on the Department of Energy's (DoE) website.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.895)