Project Type: Concentrated photovoltaic with dual axis tracking
Project Location: El Paso
Project Owner: El Paso Electric
Fuel Source: Solar
Project Capacity: 48 kW
Commercial Operation Date: October 2011
The facility utilizes Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) equipment provided by SolFocus. CPV is an emerging technology gaining a foothold in the growing solar energy market. The technology utilizes small, multi-junction cells with higher efficiencies than conventional crystalline panels. Mirrors concentrate the sunlight onto the cells at 650 times the existing concentration and utilize dual-axis tracking to continuously track the sun. El Paso is an excellent site for this technology as this region provides the proper solar irradiance for this technology. The facility has 6 arrays that include 168 panels which contain 3,360 multi-junction cells. The facility is expected to generate 48 kW at peak production with an expected 128,000 kWh yearly.
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