13-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array system installation has been completed by Xcel Energy (based in Minneapolis) at P.R. Leyva Middle School in Carlsbad. In the New Mexico Community Solar program (started in 2009) this is the 4th project of the Xcel Energy.

In four southeastern and eastern New Mexico communities Xcel Energy has built solar devices to make people aware of advantages of solar Power. In Roswell, Hobbs and Clovis other projects have been developed.

Ben Jaime the Manager for Community and Economic Development at Xcel Energy, said the solar panels at Leyva Middle School is developed in the courtyard of the school besides shop building and these Solar panels are generating electricity for power grid in the area.

Particularly for New Mexico schools solar power curriculum materials are designed and offered by Xcel Energy. To the schools and communities both current and historical data will be obtainable.