Renewable Energy

Hatch panels

Every time energy is used, the natural environment can be affected. The more carefully energy is developed and used, the more the earth is protected. One way to protect the natural environment is to promote the use of energy from renewable resources. El Paso Electric is committed to supporting the development of renewable energy projects in its West Texas and Southern New Mexico service territory.

Solar Energy Tracker
El Paso Electric's solar energy tracker displays the output of EPE's solar installations located throughout west Texas and Southern New Mexico.

From GreenTech Solar: 5 MW of Amonix CPV now online in Hatch, NM, the chile capital of the world
Hatch, New Mexico lays claim to being the home of the world's best chile pepper. That's enough reason to visit.  But the town is now also home to the largest Concentrating Photovoltaic (CPV) project in North America.

US Solar Facilities Maps
There are currently 37 utility-sized, solar facilities that are 5 MW or larger in service in the United States.   The majority of these facilities lie in the West and Southwest.

Small Solar Electric Systems for Homes
If you are considering adding a small photovoltaic (PV) system to your home, here is some information that will help you determine if a PV system would be feasible, practical, and economical for you.

El Paso Electric $200,000 Gift Helps UTEP Enter National Solar Competition
El Paso Electric has given The University of Texas at El Paso $200,000 to help a student team enter a national solar building competition.  The initial gift from El Paso Electric will enter UTEP’s student team, which will include students from the colleges of Engineering, Liberal Arts and Business Administration, in the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The $200,000 gift from the El Paso Electric will be used to plan and develop the University’s bid and entry for the national competition.