RIOGLASS SOLAR MANUFACTURING | SURPRISE,AZ | 185,000 SF
Deutsch worked collaboratively with Spanish Architect Daniel Villanueva to design this building located on a Greenfield site. This manufacturing facility produces tempered glass reflectors used in solar thermal power plants. The project represents Phase 1 of their new North American manufacturing facility and the home of their U.S. Headquarters. This fast-tracked, design-build project enabled the owner to start producing mirrors just 7 ½ months after the start of design. The first batch of mirrors produced will be used for parabolic concentrators at Abengoa Solar’s 280-MW Solana Generating Station. Electricity generated by the plant will produce enough power for 70,000 homes.