PSEG Solar Source has started up its 13-megawatt solar facility in Northeast El Paso.
The facility, the largest in El Paso, will generate enough clean energy to power more than 3,800 homes. It was built and will be operated by Juwi Solar Inc. The project will displace more than 26,000 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 3,300 cars off the road, and will save more than 294,264 gallons of water annually.
The plant is located on 100-acre site adjacent to the existing El Paso Electric Newman Generating Station. El Paso Electric will purchase the electricity produced by the solar facility through a 30-year power purchase agreement.
PSEG Solar Source has 10 facilities in operation, totaling 109.7MW, with another facility under construction.