Solar power partnership aims to boost renewable energy

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PNM, the City of Albuquerque, and the Jicarilla Apache Nation are teaming up to increase the use of solar power. 

Together, they will build a 500-acre lot of solar panels on the reservation. Energy generated on Jicarilla land will help the city reach its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2025, by boosting the current usage to 63%.

“We believe that within five years we can to 100% renewable, which will make us the largest city in America with that tag,” said Mayor Tim Keller. 

PNM is now soliciting other lands owners for similar opportunities. 

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