Sun to power Silver City sewage treatment plant

Posted at: 02/27/2013 10:15 AM
By: The Associated Press

 SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Construction of a 4,000-panel solar array to power Silver City's sewage treatment plant is progressing, and city officials are already anticipating savings.

Albuquerque-based Affordable Solar and a contractor began work in December on the project, which is expected to be finished this spring.

It's being built on six acres next to the plant.

According to the Silver City Sun-News, the town anticipates saving $2 million to $4 million over the next 20 years.

Under an agreement between Silver City and Affordable Solar, the town has agreed to purchase electricity from Affordable Solar at a price lower than the current price paid PNM.

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