On April 19, El Paso Electric celebrated the addition of the 37 kilowatt (kW) Stanton Tower Solar Installation to its power generation mix. The facility is located in Downtown El Paso and is part of a $10 million commitment that El Paso Electric made to build more solar power in the region.
The Stanton Tower Solar Installation is located on the roof of El Paso Electric’s corporate headquarters in downtown El Paso. The solar facility was constructed by Border Solar. The facility utilizes mono-crystalline photovoltaic panels provided by SunPower. The installation has a total of 120 panels with an expected production of 67,471 kWh yearly.
“El Paso residents will be seeing more solar facilities in our landscape. These projects will increase El Paso Electric’s renewable energy portfolio to 50 MW by the end of 2012,” said Rocky Miracle, Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning and Development at El Paso Electric. “Projects like the Stanton Tower Solar Installation allow EPE to be at the forefront of the solar energy industry, which is fitting given our location and abundance of the solar resource.”
El Paso Electric’s solar energy output is displayed on EPE website. The amount of energy El Paso Electric’s solar facilities are generating is also displayed in an energy-tracker kiosk located in the lobby of the Stanton Tower. The tracker displays the output of El Paso Electric’s solar installations located throughout west Texas and southern New Mexico.