Macho Springs Solar PV Park is a 63.5MW solar PV power project. It is located in New Mexico, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in May 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 63.5 63.5 Active New Mexico, the US First Solar


The project was developed by First Solar. The project is co-owned by Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy, with their respective ownership stake of 50% each.

Macho Springs Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 597 acres.

The project generates 81,473MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 18,000 households. The project cost is $183.223m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in May 2014.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to El Paso Electric under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.058kWh for a period of 20.00 years, starting from 2014.

Contractors Involved

First Solar was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

First Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company provided 704,160 modules each with 92.5W of nameplate capacity.

First Solar is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

About First Solar

First Solar Inc (First Solar) is a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. It designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules. The company produces solar systems using cadmium telluride technology. First Solar also offers solar PV power systems, and operations and maintenance services to system owners; and energy storage solutions and algorithms to design and simulate the optimal dispatch of a system. The company serves utilities, commercial and industrial companies, independent power producers, and other system owners in Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America. It has solar module manufacturing facilities in the US, Malaysia, Germany and Vietnam. First Solar is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.


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