Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is seeking bids for design and construction of a 100MW community-scale PV facility within its service area in southern Arizona, which will be among the largest US projects in a sector experiencing rapid growth.

GTM Research forecasts that the US will add 1.8GW of community solar during the next five years.

Developers would need to have the facility in full commercial operation in early 2019 and have completed a 20-year off-take agreement for the power with the utility.