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.