Affordable Solar, a solar engineering, procurement and construction firm, has partnered with Array Technologies Inc. (ATI), a solar tracking technology provider, to bring two solar projects totaling 24 MW to the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas of New Mexico.
The companies say that the Santa Fe Solar Energy Center and the Santolina Solar Energy Center, each with a capacity of approximately 12 MW DC, are now complete. The projects feature more than 78,000 Jinko modules mounted on ATI’s DuraTrak HZ v3 single-axis trackers and will provide sustainable power to the Public Service Co. of New Mexico (PNM).
‘ATI’s unique tracker design easily accommodates changes in topography and helped achieve PNM’s goal of minimizing environmental impact by avoiding any site grading,’ says Kevin Bassalleck, president of Affordable Solar’s commercial division.
PNM developed the projects as part of the replacement plan for closing two coal fired units at the San Juan Generating Station and, also, to respond to state-mandated renewable portfolio standards.