ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico utility regulators have approved a program that will allow local governments and large businesses to subscribe to a universal solar field to be built by the state's largest electric provider.
Public Service Co. of New Mexico says the cities and businesses can make a 15-year commitment to match their energy use to the solar field's output.
The utility says the arrangement will help cities and businesses meet their sustainability targets.
The 50-megawatt facility will be built on Jicarilla Apache Nation land in northern New Mexico.
Officials say it will be the first tribally owned, utility-scale solar project in the nation.