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New Mexico Solar

Data Current Through:
Q4 2023
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
21st (20th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
441,050 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
83 (17 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 22 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$3.5 billion
Prices have fallen
47% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
4,563 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th)
Number Of Installations:

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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

  • Chaves Solar in Roswell was developed by NextEra and came online in 2016. This 95.9 MW project produces enough electricity to power 23,461 homes.
  • Meta, Walmart, and Target have all gone solar in New Mexico. Meta's 65 MW Encino Solar project in Sandoval is one of the largest corporate projects in the state. 
  • At 67.7 MW, Britton Solar Energy Center in Moriarty is among the largest solar installations in New Mexico. Completed by Affordable Solar in 2019, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 16,562 homes.

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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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in New Mexico, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

New Mexico State Solar Policy Resources

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

New Mexico Energy Policy

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

New Mexico Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in New Mexico, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

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

Solar Panel Cost in New Mexico - Learn about the history of solar policy in New Mexico, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in New Mexico - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in New Mexico to see what programs you can benefit from

State Affiliate: Renewable Energy Industries Association - New Mexico

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