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New Mexico Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
728.45
National Ranking:
16th (27th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
182,381
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
4.34%
Solar Jobs:
2,522
Solar Companies in State:
112 (16 Manufacturers, 66 Installers/Developers, 26 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$1,596.72 million
Prices have fallen
53% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,014 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th)
Number Of Installations
14,810

2017-YIR-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

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in New Mexico

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in New Mexico, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

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

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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