producing solar power at a mine

harnessing solar energy with concentrating photovoltaic solar panels

Chevron repurposed a former mining site in Questa, New Mexico, into a solar field that generates 1 megawatt of electricity at peak output, enough to meet 80 percent of the community’s power needs. In addition, the array of 173 concentrating photovoltaic panels is helping us test the viability of this advanced solar technology.

Published: August 2012