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Clean energy manufacturing renaissance

Dear Friend,

I recently welcomed U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm to New Mexico to highlight how investments from our recent landmark legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act is creating a manufacturing renaissance


VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm tour new clean energy manufacturing facilities in Albuquerque and Belén, KOAT, April 26, 2024

We toured Array Technologies’ existing manufacturing plant in northeast Albuquerque and broke ground on a new 216,000-square-foot Array Technologies manufacturing campus on Albuquerque’s Westside — a $50+ million investment that will employ over 300 additional New Mexicans to produce and assemble solar tracking technology.


VIDEO: Workers at Array Technologies in Albuquerque speak about what the clean energy manufacturing renaissance means for them, April 26, 2024.

We also participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the first wind towers coming off the Arcosa Wind Towers manufacturing line in Belén. During our tour, Arcosa shared how it is producing all of their towers with American-made steel from Iowa that is produced using 100% wind energy. At its Belén facility, a formerly shuttered plastics factory, Arcosa is investing $60 million, generating a $314 million local economic impact, and creating 250 jobs in Valencia County. 


PHOTO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich visits the new Arcosa Wind Towers manufacturing facility in Belén, N.M., April 26, 2024.

Many of the wind towers that workers are welding together in Belén will soon stand tall as part of the largest clean energy infrastructure project in the entire Western Hemisphere. The combined SunZia Wind Generation and Transmission Project has put New Mexico on the map as the best place in America—and one of the best places on Earth—to build our clean energy future. 

Our clean energy manufacturing renaissance is creating new careers New Mexicans can build their families around, producing new technologies that will lower costs for working families, and further solidifying our state at the center of the nation’s clean energy future.


United States Senator