Solar Power



SFPS is 22% Solar Powered!

 

2.3 megawatts of SFPS owned solar photovoltaic (PV) generation capacity, as of May 2021:

  • Kearny Elementary - 143 kW ground mount (June 2020)
  • Milagro Middle School - 166 kW carports (June 2019)
  • Nina Otero Community School - 110 kW ground mount (May 2019)
  • Capital High School - 339 kW ground mount (Aug 2018)
  • El Camino Real Academy - 68 kW parking canopy (Aug 2018)
  • Ramirez Thomas Elementary - 104 kW parking canopy (Nov 2016)
  • Santa Fe High School - 867 kW ground mount; powers 65% of Santa Fe High, Chaparral
  • ECO Campus, and Facility and Maintenance Building (Oct 2016)
  • Acequia Madre Elementary – 26 kW shade structure (Mar 2015) 
  • Atalaya Elementary – 39 kW shade structure (Nov 2015) 
  • Capital High School – 196 kW ground mount (Oct 2015)
  • Pinon Elementary – 46 kW shade structure (Sept 2015) 
  • El Camino Real Academy – 75 kW parking canopy (July 2014)
  • Nina Otero Community School – 63 kW parking canopy (July 2014) 
  • Amy Biehl Community School – 74 kW rooftop (April 2013) 
  • El Dorado Community School – 2.6 kW side of building (2011) 
  • Gonzales Community School – 3.1 kW side of building and pole mount (Jan 2011) 
  • Santa Fe High – 4 kW ground mount (Sept 2010) (removed because of construction in 2019)

SFPS Solar PV Program Facts

  • More than 6 million pounds of carbon kept from entering the atmosphere every year
  • More than 1.5 million gallons of water saved annually by generating our own power 
  • An average of $450,000 in annual savings; supporting the Operational Budget, and paying the Debt Service on Clean Energy Revenue Bonds

Facility Analysis

All SFPS facilities and properties are being assessed for solar PV compatibility.

Funding Sources

General Obligation Bonds  - every 4 year election cycle
Clean Energy Revenue Bonds through New Mexico Finance Authority
Legislative Appropriation




 

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