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The WIPP Site Holds Promise as an Ideal Source of Renewable Energy

Encompassing 16 square miles of open Chihuahuan desert with abundant sunshine and minimal surface roughness, the WIPP site can be used for either solar- or wind-generated electricity production, demonstration or testing.

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Solar power production potential at WIPP is in the top 10% of the nation.

click here to learn more about wind energy potential in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas

Wind power production at or near WIPP is already a reality, with a generating capacity of over 60MW in the region.

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