Solar developer Standard Solar completed another project in New Mexico, with the completion of a 1.8MW, ground-mounted solar array for the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative. This project follows in line with Standard Solar’s westward expansion trend that includes multiple finished and planned solar projects in New Mexico, and the opening of its newest office in Sacramento, California.
Ute Peak Solar co-developed the Mora-San project, which will provide approximately 5% of the Cooperative’s needed energy with its 6,336 solar panels expected to produce an annual output of 3.5 million kWs. The project was financed through a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) by Urban Grid Holdings, LLC that specialises in providing PPAs for projects ranging from 800kW – 10MW.
The New Mexican Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative provides power to customers in Mora, San Miguel, Guadalupe and Santa Fe Counties.
“As one of the leading states driving America’s energy boom, New Mexico is a great place for solar projects like this one for the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative,” said Tony Clifford, CEO of Maryland-based Standard Solar.
The president of Standard Solar, Scott Wiater, said: “We currently have more than 16MW under construction or awarded and a strong development pipeline. For the remainder of this year and next year we expect to see healthy growth in the Southwest and the West – as well as in our home markets on the East Coast.”