Amonix has connected North America’s largest completed concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system to the grid, reports greentechsolar. The project has a capacity of 5MW and is situated on 39 acres of land at the Hatch Industrial Park in New Mexico.
Construction of the project, which was carried out by Blattner Energy, started in mid-January and initial interconnection was achieved on June 27. NextEra is responsible for site management and maintenance.
Electricity generated from the project will be sold to El Paso Electric under a Purchase Power Agreement, and help it meet New Mexico's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard. Project funding came in the form of Industrial Revenue Bonds.