Permian Solar panels

Eleven Mile
Solar Center


About the project

Located in Pinal County, Arizona, the 300 MW Eleven Mile Solar Center will use over 850,000 solar panels mounted on single-axis tracker arrays that follow the sun to generate electricity. Almost 63,800 Arizonan homes can be powered with more than 900,000 MWh of energy generated annually. The Eleven Mile Solar Center helps meet the energy needs of the state by providing clean, flexible, solar-powered electricity.

The Eleven Mile Solar Center is a long-term asset for Pinal County. Located on over 2,000 acres, the center will create long-term value for landowners hosting the project while stimulating the local economy. The project will generate tens of millions in new tax revenue over the project life without adding new costs for services. Tax revenue will benefit Coolidge USD, Casa Grande ESD, Casa Grande UHS, the Central Arizona College, the City of Eloy, the City of Coolidge, and Pinal County. In addition the project will create at least 300 jobs during construction and will require ongoing support for operations and maintenance over the 30 year estimated life of the project.

Location: Pinal County, AZ
Solar Capacity: 300 MWAC
Solar Technology: Photovoltaic panels
Owner & Developer: Ørsted Onshore 
Operations: Estimated 2024
Total annual energy: Enough to power 63,800 homes
Construction jobs: 300
Eleven Mile Solar project map

Benefits of partnering with Ørsted

As a long-term operator of solar and wind projects, Ørsted is committed to the highest quality standards of project construction and safety, and has the financial strength to ensure execution. This starts with the first steps of development and lasts until the project is decommissioned. Standard project design, procurement and construction practices include:

  • Procurement of solar modules from Tier 1 manufacturers that adhere to the highest quality standards
  • Local procurement of materials and local hiring, when possible
  • Construction standards that minimize impacts to the environment and maintain stewardship of the land, for example using native grasses to stabilize soils and promote habitat conservation
  • Regular deployment of Operation & Maintenance staff to ensure site safety and peak performance
  • 24/7 system monitoring to track performance and proactively detect any maintenance needs

The Highest Standards for Health, Safety, and Maintenance

Ørsted is dedicated to operating a safe and reliable solar energy system. Ørsted prioritizes site water management, safety and site security. We collaborate with trade associations such as the Arizona Solar Industries Association to ensure state-recognized standards are maintained for our solar site throughout its life and encourage other developers to adhere to similar standards.  


Good Neighbors 

Eleven Mile Solar Center is committed to listen to the Pinal County community and to being a good neighbor for years to come. Throughout the construction and operation of the project, Ørsted will meet with officials to ensure a direct line of communication over any concerns that arise during and after construction. We are available to meet directly with nearby neighbors to address their concerns.


Why solar?

A utility-scale solar energy project can help transform local economies, which enhances the quality of life and opportunities in a community. With millions of dollars in new tax revenue communities can build new school facilities, enhance roads and bridges, and expand emergency services – all without increasing local taxes on property. Solar delivers affordable clean energy via predictable contracts that do not fluctuate over time. The cost of installing a ground-mounted, utility scale solar project has declined by 70% over the last 10 years. These cost declines allow solar to complement energy generated from conventional power plants.

About Ørsted

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, renewable hydrogen and green fuels facilities, and bioenergy plants. Moreover, Ørsted provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted is the only energy company in the world with a science-based net-zero emissions target as validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and Ørsted aims to deliver a net-positive biodiversity impact from all new renewable energy projects it commissions from 2030 at the latest. Ørsted is recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs over 8,000 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2021, the group's revenue was DKK 77.7 billion (EUR 10.4 billion).

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