Renewable Energy

Solar panels in open desertMohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) includes approximately 13% renewable energy resources in its energy portfolio. MEC supports renewable energy as one of our wholesale purchased power resources when it is cost-effective and does not adversely affect reliability.

  • Located in southeast Fort Mohave, MEC has two commercial solar fields. The first solar field is 5-Megawatts on a 34-acre site and produces approximately 10 million kilowatt hours of energy annually, or enough to serve around 820 homes.
  • The second solar field is 11-Megawatts on an 85-acre site and produces approximately 30 million kilowatt hours of energy annually, or enough to serve around 2,500 homes.
  • The solar fields help with load balancing and peak demands, especially during the summer months.

Mohave’s utility-grade 11 Megawatt ground-mounted, single-axis, tracking solar energy facility was energized in October 2016. The solar facility is located in southeast Fort Mohave and produces approximately 28 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.