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New Mexico Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2019
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
18th (20th in 2018)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
214,741 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
137 (22 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 46 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$1,801.90 million
Prices have fallen
36% over the last 5 years.
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,761 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th)
Number Of Installations:

New Mexico

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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 SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in New Mexico, based on real price data from installed systems and 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

New Mexico Energy Policy

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