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Solar Energy Field Takes Shape

Solar Energy Field Takes Shape

Published 02-15-23

Submitted by Chevron Corporation

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Colin Parfitt (right), Chevron’s vice president of Midstream, speaks with Joe Constante (left), a participant on a recent tour of the solar field.

Just a few months after breaking ground in July 2022, Chevron’s Hayhurst Solar Power Facility is taking shape. A joint venture with Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., the solar field is closer to powering our Permian Basin operations with renewable energy.


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Installing the supports to hold the solar panels.

why it matters

By using solar energy, we can decrease the carbon intensity of our operations while freeing up energy from the grid. The 120-acre solar array is capable of generating 20 megawatts of energy per day and will help power our Hayhurst, New Mexico-area operations.

“We are working to further reduce the carbon intensity of our operations by deploying renewable power to support Chevron’s operations in the Permian.”

allen satterwhite

president of chevron pipeline and power

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Aerial view of a solar array under construction in Hayhurst, New Mexico. These panels will help power Chevron’s nearby Permian Basin operations.


The New Mexico Land Office awarded Chevron and Algonquin a lease for the site earlier this year.

“The increased interest in use of renewable energy in extractive industries further proves the reliability and cost-effectiveness of solar energy and why increasing our renewable energy output in New Mexico is critical to the long-term health of our land and state,” said Stephanie Garcia Richard, state commissioner of public lands.

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This compression station near the solar field will receive some power from the field for its daytime operations.

what’s next

The expansive solar array is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. Once it’s up and running, Algonquin will operate the facility, and we will purchase the solar energy from them.

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