Being a part of the sunny southwest, it is no surprise that New Mexico ranks 12th in the nation in total solar capacity with 365 MW installed. This is enough power to provide clean energy for 83,000 homes.*
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With plenty of solar potential, New Mexico is poised to take advantage of our most bountiful energy resource. Here is what the state has done so far:*
- New Mexico ranked 17th in solar capacity installed in 2015 with a total of 41 MW.
- The state’s residents have taken advantage of falling solar prices. They’ve dropped 6% from 2014 to 2015.
- The state invested $86 million for solar installations at all levels – residential, commercial, and utility in 2015.
- More than 1,900 people are employed by the solar industry in New Mexico. They are employed by the 102 solar companies in the state.
The state has very progressive incentives helping to spur the adoption of solar power. Its Renewable Portfolio Standard calls for 20% of the energy produced to come from clean renewable sources by 2020.** New Mexico’s net metering policy is also generous; solar customers can sell electricity back to their utility at fair rates. Excess energy less than $50 in a month is rolled over to the next month.
Most of New Mexico’s 55 solar contractors can be found in the state’s two main population centers – Albuquerque and Santa Fe. There are also installers located in Rio Rancho, Las Cruces, Farmington, and Rancho De Taos.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.