New Mexico's Cimarron Solar Facility is now producing electricity for 9,000 homes. At 30 megawatts, Cimarron is among the nation's largest solar photovoltaic plants. Southern Co. and Ted Turner are backing the project, which will supply power to the member electric cooperatives of Denver-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. Tempe, Ariz.-based First Solar, Inc. developed and constructed the facility and will provide operation and maintenance services under a long-term contract. The facility uses approximately 500,000 of First Solar's 2'x 4' advanced thin film photovoltaic modules. "We are very excited to see this project completed and producing clean solar energy to power homes and businesses in New Mexico," said Turner in a press release. "Large-scale solar generation is among the fastest growing energy sources in the world, and we're pleased that we can be a part of that growth."