New Mexico celebrates state’s largest solar energy project

Source: By Kayla Root, KRQE • Posted: Friday, October 7, 2016

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – State and local leaders celebrated one of New Mexico’s largest solar energy projects Thursday.

The Roswell and Chaves County Solar Energy Centers feature approximately 600,000 solar panels.

The panels are equipped with trackers that will follow the sun from east to west each day to maximize energy production. That’s enough solar energy to power 40,000 homes.

It will serve Xcel Energy customers in New Mexico and Texas.