Standard Solar will be making its entry into the New Mexico solar market with a 1.5MW solar PV system near Amalia in northern Taos County. Standard Solar signed a PPA with the Kit Carson Rural Electric Cooperative (KCEC), which will see KCEC purchase the power produced by the 1.5MW system over the next 25-years.
Under the agreement, Standard Solar will finance, develop and operate the system, which is set to be constructed on land owned by the Rio Costilla Cooperative Livestock Association (RCCLA). The solar project will consist of 5,280 solar panels and use a single-axis tracking solar system to produce 2.9 million kWh of solar electricity every year.
“Through this agreement with KCEC and RCCLA, we will be bringing solar power to KCEC customers in northern Taos County,” said Standard Solar CEO Tony Clifford. “It is an exciting project for both the customers who will reap the benefits of renewable energy and for Standard Solar as we extend our business into the Southwest.”
The company agreed to use Taos County businesses and citizens to construct, commission and maintain the solar array, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.