Solar

Santa Fe Solar Energy Center

Name

Location

Generating Capacity (MW)

PNM-Owned Solar

Twenty-four sites in NM

157

NMRD-Owned Solar

Los Lunas, NM

80

At PNM we've invested more than $270 million on large scale solar energy centers in New Mexico and we have more than 1 million solar panels at 19 different solar sites to provide 157 megawatts of clean energy for our state. These solar centers are capable of providing power to more than 40,000 average homes for a year.

Along with our universal-scale solar facilities, PNM currently has the largest customer-owned solar program in New Mexico. There are currently more than 13,000 solar customers interconnected to the PNM system which drives the local solar industry. And, since 2007, PNM has paid approximately $44.6 million to solar customers.

The combination of our universal-scale solar, Sky Blue Program and our Customer-owned Solar Program is a large part of why New Mexico ranks among the top states in the nation for per-capita installed solar generation.

Energy Resources: Resource Planning
 

PNM plans to add the following resources in the near future:

Type Name Location Generation Capacity Planned Date
Solar Jicarilla 2 Jicarilla Nation 50 MW Mar. 2021
Solar Route 66 Cibola 50 MW Nov. 2021
Solar Jicarilla 1 Jicarilla Nation 50 MW Nov. 2021


Existing Solar Sources
 

Added in 2020
 

Encino Solar Energy Center (Sandoval County)

Size: 50 megawatt 

Added in 2018
 

Facebook Data Center (Valencia County)

Size: 10 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 4,250 average homes

Facebook Data Center (Bernalillo County) 

Size: Two, 10 megawatt grid-connected solar centers located adjacent to each other west of Albuquerque
Energy production: Equivalent of 8,500 average homes

Added in 2015
 

Santolina (Bernalillo County)

Size: 10.5 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 4,250 average homes

Rio Communities (Valencia County)

Size: 10 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 4,205 average homes

Santa Fe County

Size: 9.5 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 3,850 average homes

South Valley (Bernalillo County)

Size: 10 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 4,025 average homes

Added in 2014
 

Meadow Lake (Valencia County)

Size: 9 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 3,450 average homes

Cibola County

Size: 8 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 3,050 average homes

Sandoval County

Size: 6.4 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 2,450 average homes

Added in 2013
 

Otero County

Size: 7.5 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 2,550 average homes

Los Lunas (Valencia County)

Online in June 2011 and expanded in 2013
Size: 9 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 3,450 average homes

Manzano (Valencia County)

Size: 8 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 2,675 average homes

Deming

Online in August 2011 and expanded in 2013
Size: 9 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 3,000 average homes

Added in 2011
 

Albuquerque

Size: 2 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 675 average homes

PNM Prosperity Solar Energy Storage Project

Online since September 2011, this 500-kilowatt grid-connected solar center plus energy storage system helps utilities across the nation learn how to store solar energy and safely integrate it into the grid. Learn more at PNM.com/solarstorage

Alamogordo

Size: 5 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 1,700 average homes

Las Vegas

Size: 5 megawatt grid-connected solar center
Energy production: Equivalent of 1,575 average homes