Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) today announced that with the addition of a new 1.5 megawatt (MW) solar array, anticipated to be completed in May 2012, all businesses and residences in north central New Mexico will receive electricity provided by solar power on sunny days. It is the largest area of land with the largest number of power consumers in New Mexico to be supplied with electricity by renewable sources. The 14-acre array will add to power already being generated from the Concentrated Photovoltaic 1 MW array built near Questa, New Mexico.

"Today's dedication event signifies a considerable milestone in bringing renewable energy to northern Taos County," said Standard Solar President Scott Wiater. "We applaud the collaborative effort of all those involved and look forward to the not too distant future when all KCEC customers will have the opportunity to reap the benefits of solar energy."