Project Location: El Paso Community College – Valle Verde Campus
Project Owner: El Paso Electric
Fuel Source: Solar
Project Capacity: 14 kW
Commercial Operation Date: January 2012
The El Paso Community College and El Paso Electric entered into a collaborative partnership that resulted in the installation of a solar photovoltaic system at the Advanced Technology Center of the El Paso Community College’s Valle Verde Campus.
El Paso Electric installed solar panels that will generate up to 14 kW of electricity of which two kW will be donated to EPCC for use in its renewable energy curriculum. This will facilitate the region’s ability to grow the use of renewable resources. EPE will also share system generation data with EPCC for curriculum purposes.
The El Paso Electric-owned solar generation system will utilize poly-crystalline photovoltaic panels that convert the solar energy into electricity. The panels are installed in three different locations:
- In the awning system at the front of the building
- On the roof of the entrance to the building
- On pole-mounted systems located on the ground for use by instructors and students