Process starts to turn aged Alamogordo landfill into solar farm

The landfill on the Charlie Lee Memorial Relief Route could grow to be a solar farm next the Alamogordo Town Commissions nod of approval on June 9. Commissioners accredited a letter of intent to lease 35.62 acres of land to SynerGen Photo voltaic to start off the method of turning the […]

The landfill on the Charlie Lee Memorial Relief Route could grow to be a solar farm next the Alamogordo Town Commissions nod of approval on June 9.

Commissioners accredited a letter of intent to lease 35.62 acres of land to SynerGen Photo voltaic to start off the method of turning the southern portion of the now unused landfill into a solar farm.

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“SynerGen Solar is a battery storage facility, the deliver photo voltaic devices for business, industrial, non-earnings businesses (and) to the community in basic… they are identified for developing these solar gardens — solar systems — on previous landfills,” Otero County Economic Enhancement Council Interim Executive Director Laurie Anderson claimed. 

SynerGen Solar’s subsequent step is to submit an interconnection application to the New Mexico Community Regulation Commission.

Site plan for the proposed solar farm on Charlie Lee Memorial Highway as discussed at the regular Alamogordo City Commission meeting June 8, 2021.

The Interconnection application permits SynerGen Photo voltaic to reserve ability on New Mexico’s solar grid. Once the task is acknowledged into the condition solar software, the method to develop begins, Anderson stated.

That method can previous up to a 12 months and even 18 months in some conditions, Anderson mentioned.

The minimum amount capability for the venture was estimated at 200 megawatts. For reference, 100 megawatts can electrical power 120,000 New Mexico houses for a yr.

Additional:NMSU-Alamogordo showcases renewable electrical power method

SynerGen Solar explained it would conduct a feasibility analyze and environmental exams, Anderson said, as part of the undertaking groundwork.

Valda Udley

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