31 Jul '18, 8pm

A 9.8 MW #solar project is now operating in the City of Gallup, New Mexico. @StandardSolar

A 9.8 MW #solar project is now operating in the City of Gallup, New Mexico. @StandardSolar

Standard Solar Inc. recently celebrated the completion of a 9.8 MW solar project for the City of Gallup, N.M. Standard Solar provided financing for the 28,896-panel, single-axis-tracker array. The solar farm is expected to generate more than 20 million kWh of power annually, providing nearly 10% of the city’s energy use and saving the city $785,000 during the project’s first eight years of operation. The project, constructed on approximately 31 acres of city-owned land south of Interstate Highway 40, will generate enough electricity to power 2,500 homes and offset the production of 3.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually, according to Standard Solar. “We’re excited that our unique ability to finance this project played a role in bringing it to its completion,” says Scott Wiater, president and CEO of Standard Solar. “City officials at all levels were committed to maki...

Full article: https://solarindustrymag.com/city-of-gallup-n-m-welcomes-...

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