Located in the Village of Santa Clara, New Mexico, (East of Silver City) this solar project will meet the electric needs of the senior center and allow monies previously set aside for electric bill payments to PNM be repurposed back into the program, like providing healthy meals to more seniors in the Village of Santa Clara, Bayard and Hurley.
In their own words:
Cecilia Parra (pictured above) taught at Cobre High for 30 years. She goes to the senior center every day to have lunch with her lifelong friends. Click video to hear Village of Santa Clara locals talk about the strength of their community spirit and the essential role the community center plays in their lives.
Click here to watch full version (5 min) Centro de Amistad Solarization film.
Over a 25-year period the solar electric system at the Centro de Amistad senior center will:
Save $115,000 in electricity costs
Eliminate 882,702 lbs of CO2 emissions
Avoid 367,793 lbs of coal from being burned
Save 353,081 gallons of water