New Mexico State University, Ameresco, Team up for Energy Performance, Solar


New Mexico State University is partnering with Ameresco to build a solar canopy in a parking lot. When complete, the array will provide 108 kWh of power.

George Davis, senior project manager of Ameresco, was quoted in the New Mexico State University News Center as saying, “The array will serve to offset power consumption by the Satellite Chiller Plant by up to 108 kW per hour maximum. That means NMSU is buying that much less power from El Paso Electric.”

Ameresco completed the solar installation as a part of a larger energy performance contract.  joni newcomer, manager of environmental policy and sustainability at NMSU, said, “As part of the Energy Conservation project, we hope to install another array…. it will be a bit smaller than the 108 kW array at the Satellite Chiller Plant.”

New Mexico State University is not the only university to embrace solar. Many schools have seen the benefits of solar for the environment, the students, and the bottom line.

Note: As stated in the New Mexico State University News Center, joni newcomer’s name is not capitalized at her request.