New Mexico Solar
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SEIA New Mexico State Solar Policy Priorities
The 2018 election in New Mexico made the likelihood of legislation on Renewable Portfolio Standards more likely, and SEIA will work with partners in New Mexico to advance this important policy to drive adoption of solar statewide.
For more information on SEIA's work in New Mexico, please contact Sara Birmingham.
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.
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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
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