Rep. Martha McSally gives the keynote address during Friday’s Apache Solar Project dedication, near Cochise. McSally called the project a “great example of member-driven co-ops, from the bottom up, figuring out ways to provide reliable power to the community, instead of top-down bureaucrats telling them what to do.”
State Rep. Drew John, R-Safford, and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Apache Solar Project, near Cochise, last week. The electric power from the project’s 77,000 solar panels now flows into a transformer at the Apache Generating Station, and from there, to the power grid.
Now, when the sun shines over the Willcox Playa, near Cochise, it also shines “across more than 77,000 solar panels at the Apache Solar Project,” located on the Playa’s west boundary.