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New Mexico Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
691.59
National Ranking:
15th (15th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
171,952
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
3.81%
Solar Jobs:
2,929
Solar Companies in State:
106 (15 Manufacturers, 60 Installers/Developers, 27 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$1,547.81 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,338 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th)

New Mexico is home to 106 solar companies that have worked hard to increase the efficiency of solar in the state.

2017-Q4-NM

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Notable Installations in New Mexico

  • Macho Springs Solar Project was completed in 2014. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 50 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 12,431 New Mexico homes.5  
  • Several large retailers in New Mexico have gone solar including Eubank Landfill Solar Array, Intel and U.S. Foods. Eubank Landfill Solar Array has installed one of the largest such installations with 2 MW of solar capacity at their location in Albuquerque.6
  • At 10 MW, Rio Communities Solar Energy Center in Rio Communities is among the largest solar installations in New Mexico. Completed in 2012, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 2,486 homes. 7

Solar Companies in New Mexico

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New Mexico State Solar Policy Resources

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of New Mexico public utilities

New Mexico State Legislature – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in New Mexico

DSIRE Incentives Database - New Mexico – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in New Mexico and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration - New Mexico State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – New Mexico – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in New Mexico, based on real price data from solar quotes.

State Affiliate: New Mexico Solar Energy Association

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

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Number Of Installations
11,835