New Mexico’s Santa Teresa Solar Plant continues to receive acclaim for being the largest thin film tracker project in the world. The 20-megawatt (MW) Solar Generating Facility uses First Solar's advanced thin-film modules mounted on single-axis trackers to produce electricity. The system rotates the PV solar panels to follow the sun throughout the day, increasing electricity production compared with a fixed tilt installation.
“The completion of this great project marks another step towards American energy independence with the completion of the Roadrunner Solar Generating Facility. This 20-megawatt photovoltaic project is diversifying New Mexico’s economy and creating good paying jobs for our state. I want to thank NRG Energy, El Paso Electric and First Solar for making this investment in New Mexico and look forward to their future ventures using the Land of Enchantment’s most bountiful resource, the sun.”
~John Sanchez, Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico