The facility is located on a 210-acre privately owned parcel of industrial-zoned land near Santa Teresa, about ten miles from El Paso, Texas.

The solar photovoltaic project has started generating electricity to supply thousands of homes with clean, renewable power.

The Roadrunner facility will use a single-axis tracking system, which pivots PV solar panels to follow the sun throughout the day, increasing electricity production compared with a fixed tilt installation.

El Paso Electric has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy the renewable electricity generated by the power project.

First Solar provided engineering, construction and procurement services for the project using its advanced thin film photovoltaic solar modules, and will also be the operations and maintenance contractor for the facility.