Gamesa will supply five G90-2.0 MW wind turbines that will be installed on 78-m towers. The company will supervise the wind turbines deployment, which is scheduled for April 2011.
The Section 1603 Program is partly financing the Arizona wind farm development. The program, a section of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), which was passed in February 2009, offers voluntary cash payment for developers with 30% production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC).
The firm expects the US market would account for 22% of its global sales of wind turbine generators. It expects an average annual growth of up to 15% in the US wind market from 2009 to 2013.