Hello and welcome back to Business Briefcase! This week we’re going to look at a local chain that will open its 14th location in Goodyear next year.
As for Buckeye, it will be home to the next solar energy project from the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun.
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Location: Southwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Van Buren
The local chain of family-run, fast-casual Mexican restaurants will open its first West Valley location, and 14th overall, in Goodyear.
Projected to open its doors in spring 2022, the menu will feature 15 types of burritos, as well as tacos, tostadas, enchiladas and tamales. Beverage options include draft beer and frozen margaritas.
Someburros debuted in Tempe in 1986. Every dish on the menu tells the story of the Vasquez family and their first restaurant, Poncho’s, which opened in South Phoenix in 1972. It showcases the family’s signature, time-tested recipes for authentic Sonoran-style Mexican food.
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NextEra Energy building solar
energy plant in Buckeye
NextEra Energy Resources, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun, will build its next solar energy project in Buckeye.
The 3,000-acre facility, the Sonoran Solar Project, will be east of SR 85 near the Riggs Road alignment.
The Sonoran Solar Project is an innovative solar and energy storage project with a capacity of up to 260 megawatts of clean, renewable, American-made solar energy, combined with 260 megawatts of battery energy storage.
“The Sonoran Solar project is more than solar panels and batteries,” Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborn said.
“It represents another significant capital investment in the city of Buckeye, the West Valley and the state of Arizona. It’s another example of Buckeye’s commitment to sustainable and renewable energy production.”
Project estimates include $600 million capital investment in the community, $500,000 annual tax impact, 260 megawatts of power generation and storage. It’s one of the largest solar facilities in Arizona, with 500 construction workers over an 18-month period and approximately 15 full-time employees when operational.
This will be the third facility built in Arizona by NextEra Energy Resources. It operates solar projects in 27 states. Construction is expected to begin in October.
For more info on the Sonoran Solar Project, visit nexteraenergyresources.com/sonoran-solar.html.