Hatch Solar Energy Center

Located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, The Hatch Solar Energy Center uses concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, powered by Amonix. Amonix CPV systems convert sunlight directly into electricity by using optical concentrators to focus sunlight onto the world's most efficient multijunction solar cell.

Located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, The Hatch Solar Energy Center uses concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power systems, powered by Amonix. Amonix CPV systems convert sunlight directly into electricity by using optical concentrators to focus sunlight onto the world’s most efficient multijunction solar cell. This technology uses dual-axis tracking to maximize energy production throughout the day. The Hatch Solar Energy Center is the largest plant in the United States that utilizes this type of technology to harness the sun.

• Operated by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources

• Sited on 39 acres in the Village of Hatch industrial park

• A 5-megawatt (MW) solar energy plant using concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems

• Helps avoid 6,000 tons of carbon dioxide and the consumption of 66 million cubic feet of natural gas annually that would have been used to produce approximately 11,000 MW-hours of electricity

• Began commercial operation in 2011

Hatch Solar Energy Center