Groundbreaking ceremony held on Thursday November 19, 2015 for the Solar Farm north east of Roswell. Thanks to the hard work and support of both Chaves County and the Roswell Independent School District in their approvals for funding and permitting, work will begin on the construction of what will be the largest Solar Energy Facility in the entire State. Construction of this 1300 acre solar panel array will take nearly a year and create hundreds of jobs with worker’s pumping new money into our local economy. The power purchase agreements between XCEL Energy and NextEra Energy will benefit both companies and electric consumers alike. This 290 million dollar project is an exciting development for Roswell and Chaves County.