Chevron Mining, a sister company to Chevron Technology Venture and a subsidiary of Chevron, has completed a 1MWconcentrated photovoltaic solar plant (CPV) near its molybdenum mine in Questa, New Mexico. The Questa solar project is spread over 20 acres and utilizes 173 solar trackers and Soitec’s CPV system to generate solar electricity. The energy produced at the site will be sold under a PPA to the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.
“Chevron is one of the first companies in the US to demonstrate CPV on this scale. We're fortunate that we have property in a part of the world with a solar resource that is expected to be most conducive to this type of technology,” said Des King, CTV president.