Project Type: Single-access tracking solar photovoltaic panels and a one-megawatt battery pack made by Tesla
Project Location: NMSU’s Arrowhead Park
Project Owner: El Paso Electric
Fuel Source: Solar
Project Capacity: 3 MW
Commercial Operation Date: Fall 2021

Project Description

As part of our ongoing efforts to expand renewable energy resources and offset climate change, we’ve partnered with New Mexico State University (NMSU) to create Aggie Power — an advanced 3-megawatt (MW) solar facility + battery storage located on NMSU’s Arrowhead Park.

Sharing mutual sustainability and environmental stewardship goals, Aggie Power was designed to complement the University’s existing solar facilities with technology that includes single-access tracking solar panels and a 1 MW battery pack made by Tesla. Once completed, its generating capacity will be able to power close to one-third of NMSU’s 900-acre campus.

In addition to its clean energy potential, the project will also serve as a living laboratory for faculty and electrical engineering students by providing research and hands-on training opportunities.

By investing in the expansion of renewable resources today, we will be ready to meet our region’s growing energy challenges tomorrow.

For more information on Aggie Power, click here.


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