NRG Solar, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc., says its 20 MW Roadrunner solar generation facility has begun producing electricity. This is the third large-scale solar generation plant NRG has brought online and the company's first outside California.
First Solar Inc. provided engineering, construction and procurement services for the project using its thin-film modules and will also be the operations and maintenance contractor for the facility.
The project is located on a 210-acre privately owned parcel of industrial-zoned land near Santa Teresa, New Mexico, about 10 miles from El Paso, Texas. Power generated by the Roadrunner facility will be sold to El Paso Electric under a 20-year power purchase agreement.