The BrightNight Box Canyon Project

Industry leading solar solution serving the Southwest Public Power Agency

The BrightNight Box Canyon project, is a 300-megawatt solar power solution located in Pinal County, Arizona. Power produced by the Box Canyon project will serve the Southwest Public Power Agency (SPPA). BrightNight is proud to deliver SPPA’s largest ever renewable power purchase with our optimized design responsible for industry-leading safe, reliable, affordable electricity.

Construction of the Box Canyon project began construction in Q4 2023 with construction expected to be complete by Q2 2025. While many are familiar with the environmental benefits of renewable power, the Box Canyon project will also provide incredible economic value to the region. Some of the economic and community benefit features of the project include:

  • 300-megawatts

    Of clean renewable energy

  • $47.1M

    In total economic investment from construction activity

  • $134.6M

    In economic activity over 35 years

  • 300

    Jobs created during construction

  • 3-7

    Long-term O&M careers

  • 260 million gallons of water

    Avoided each year of operation

Box Canyon Begins Construction

BrightNight’s Box Canyon project celebrated its official groundbreaking in November 2023 along with Governor Hobbs of Arizona, our project customer the Southwest Public Power Agency, and the many community members who helped make Box Canyon possible. Construction is expected to conclude in Q2 2025. The Box Canyon project is a valuable investment for our project community and its benefits go far beyond the reliable, affordable, clean energy generated. BrightNight is proud to partner with Natural Restorations, an incredible organization prioritizing veteran employment and focused on the beautification and care for Arizona’s stunning natural landscapes. A selection of native plants were safely removed from our project site and transplanted in burn scarred areas of the region. Additionally, in an effort to foster future-proof workforce development, BrightNight is proud to support the Central Arizona College with a scholarship supporting students enrolled in the Commercial Electricians Program. Graduates of the program will be well-positioned to begin careers in the excited renewable energy industry.

BrightNight projects are not possible without the support of our project communities. We are excited to tailor our local support to address important conservation and workforce initiatives and help share in the success that comes from an investment in renewable power.

We go beyond the standard renewable power project.

The Box Canyon project is a model of baseload renewable power. At over 900,000 MWh of projected annual production, our project will provide a remarkable amount of clean energy over its lifetime.

One year of Box Canyon Clean Power is equal to:

  • Local homes and businesses supplied with clean power

    77,299

  • Metric tons of CO2 removed from the environment

    641,893

  • Pounds of Coal not burning

    +709M


We are committed to sustainable infrastructure

Low Water Use

Solar electricity is a smart choice for water conservation; this form of electricity generation requires minimal water use for occasional module cleaning.

Partnerships Incoming

BrightNight is partnering with local groups to use plants from our project site for community beautification and the restoration of burn scarred areas in the region.

Construction Has Begun!

The Box Canyon Project began construction in November 2023. The construction is expected to be complete by Q2 2024.

Project FAQs

Thanks to exciting renewable energy adoption across the United States, most people are familiar with the benefits of solar power. But how it’s developed, constructed, and maintained is complex. We’ve compiled a few FAQs to help address your questions.

Talk to the Box Canyon Project team

We’ll be updating this page with upcoming local meetings and project developments. In the meantime, you can always talk with a member of our Box Canyon team. Whether you have a question, concern, or suggestion, we want to hear from you.