Grants & Bluewater Solar
Affordable clean energy for CDEC in New Mexico
metric tons of CO2 saved per year
fuel-burning cars taken off road (equivalent)
homes powered per year
local jobs created during construction
Site Selection & preliminary design
Permitting & environmental studies
Land management & biodiversity planning
Final engineering, financing & construction
Operation & maintenance
Decommissioning & recycling
The Continental Divide Electric Coop (CDEC), a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution co-op in New Mexico. CDEC provides service to about 24,130 meters throughout Cibola and parts of McKinley, Sandoval, Bernalillo and Valencia counties.
Lightsource bp and CDEC have a 20-year fixed-rate contract for clean, affordable, renewable electricity to power 1,700 homes in New Mexico. Under the agreement, Lightsource bp has financed, built, and is operating 9 megawatts of solar across two locations within CDEC’s service territory. CDEC purchases all the electricity under the 25-year power contract.
The solar farms, called Grants Solar and Bluewater Solar, support CDEC’s efforts to keep energy costs economical to its members, as well as embrace New Mexico’s renewable energy and carbon reduction goals. Commercial operation commenced in December 2019.
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Find out more about our Responsible Solar approach
Jun 30, 2020
Recycling and lifecycle management of solar panels
Our commitment to recycling solar panels
Sep 28, 2021
Mitigating the impacts of extreme weather on solar farms
Building more resilient solar projects
Jul 28, 2022
Lightsource bp recognized by Global Electronics Council for leadership in sustainability
EPEAT Ecolabel Purchaser Award
Video of Grants & Bluewater Solar
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Bluewater solar in New Mexico
Introducing our new 9MW solar farm in Grants, New Mexico.
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