Project Description

Location:  Near Roswell, New Mexico
Installed Capacity: 95.6 MWdc/70 MWac of energy
Year Commissioned:   2016

This project entailed the design of a 95.6 MWdc PV solar plant, with an optimized solar photovoltaic array and related infrastructure near Roswell, New Mexico. Design employed a NexTracker single-axis tracker system with 290W, 315W and 330W solar modules and a system design voltage of 1500V and CITC voltage of 1000V.

RRC provided the electrical design, from the solar panels to the project main site substation/switchyard, optimizing the PV plant design to achieve the lowest overall lifecycle costs. This project included CITC equipment, which provided a special challenge to integrate. Creative design allowed the CITC use and captured a 30% project savings. RRC provided the civil engineering for the site, a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC), structural engineering for the 4MVA inverters, and corrosivity analysis for the direct buried copper grounding conductors, thermal resistivity testing, construction support, project management and as-built drawings.

Solar panel row in field