City of Aztec Solar and BESS Project

The City of Aztec is using the opportunities created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to install a 2MW solar PV plus 4MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) project.

Three people installing solar.

Aztec is located in San Juan County, New Mexico in the 4-corners region that has been heavily impacted due to the closure of a coal mine and a large coal-fired power plant.

The project will;  

•reduce energy costs for 'Aztec's 6,000-plus residents,   

•decarbonize energy usage,  

•provide high-quality, sustainable jobs for the operation and maintenance of the project after the temporary construction jobs, and,

•help the City of Aztec achieve some level of energy resiliency.

Aztec selected ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) to help it design and implement the project and help it access the BIL and IRA funds, monetize the investment tax credits, and access low-cost financing. "We are honored to be able to help the citizens of Aztec reduce their energy costs while transitioning to clean energy," said Ravi Malhotra, Founder and President of ICAST.