Project Type: SunPower monocrystalline solar panels
Project Location: Hatch, New Mexico
Project Owner: NextEra Energy Resources
Fuel Source: Solar
Project Capacity: 5 MW
Commercial Operation Date: July 2011

Project Description

El Paso Electric purchases all the energy generated from the 5 MW Hatch Solar Energy Center in Hatch, New Mexico under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. The center, which began operation in July 2011, is owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources. The facility uses SunPower monocrystalline solar panels with dual-axis tracking to provide energy to service the electricity needs of 1,800 homes on an annual basis. 

Hatch Solar Energy Center I, LLC production over the past 12 hours

* Number of homes powered for the year based on average home yearly energy consumption.
** Number of homes being powered based on average home hourly energy consumption.