Silver City WWTP

  • Silver City, NM

Additional Details

  • 1.14 MW System
  • 3960 x Trina Solar TSM-PC/PA14 290W
  • 2 x SMA SC 500HE 500kW Inverters
  • iSys Ground Mount UniRac Racking System
  • Web Based Monitoring (DRAKER)

Affordable Solar began construction on January 22, 2012 for the Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project at the Silver City Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Affordable Solar is the designer, builder, owner and maintainer of the WWTP solar system. Through a “Power Purchase Agreement” (PPA), the Town is expected to save an estimated 3-4 million dollars over the next 20 years on electrical costs based on the energy that will be provided by the solar array. The municipality’s sole responsibility is to purchase the electricity from Affordable Solar with no price escalation for the 20 year contract period.

  • Six acre site adjacent to the waste water treatment plant
  • Utilizing 4,675 photovoltaic panels
  • Offset approximately 80% of the treatment plant’s electrical costs
  • System is just over 1 Megawatt DC
  • Enough to power about 175 average residential homes